September 8, 2021

The office of the Speaker of Parliament has dismissed publications circulating on social media that, the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has hanged portrait of former President John Mahama in his office instead of current President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

“We place on record that the publication under reference in spurious, malicious and unsubstantiated, at no point in time has the portrait of Ex-president John Mahama been hanged in the office of the Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin Speaker of Parliament”.

A statement issued by the Public Affairs directorate of Parliament described the publication as clear fabrication, obviously intended to court hatred and spite for the speaker by creating public disaffection for him, and implored all right-thinking and discerning Ghanaians to disregard the publication.

The directorate has however, admonished persons engaged in such fabrications to desist from the hate-inspired publication on social media which have become the order of the day.

“It serves nobody’s interest to set institutions or individuals against each other, these tendencies only serve to hold back our development and progress as a nation and something we can ill-afford at this point in time in our efforts at national development”, it added.