Former President Jerry John Rawlings has rejected reports that he is instigating the formation of a new breakaway party from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
A statement from his office on Wednesday, January 23 urged the public to treat the reports with the “utmost disregard and contempt”.
According to the statement, the reports have been carefully crafted by some “small” elements within the NDC.
The longest-serving Ghanaian head of state suspects that those elements want to manipulate the minds of party faithfuls.
“This is not the first time they have attempted this kind of political trickery and falsehood. In the run up to the 2016 elections, the same devious elements planted such fabrications in the media.
“Unfortunately, they have not learnt from the party’s humiliating loss and have sharpened their arsenal for yet more fairytales.”
Though recently contested in some quarters within the NDC, Mr Rawlings is widely considered the founder of the party.
His wife, Nana Konadu, who was instrumental in the foundation, however, broke away to found the National Democratic Party (NDP) in the run-up to the 2012 polls.