Former President Jerry Rawlings yesterday reacted to speculations in the media that his son, Kimathi Agyeman-Rawlings, is set to marry a daughter of the leader of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Pro-government tabloid Al Hajj, which is edited by die-hard Mills supporter, Alhaji Bature Iddrisu, yesterday claimed Kimathi was in a relationship with Adriana Nana Dokua Akufo-Addo and set to marry her.
This, according to a story allegedly written by Bature himself, was the reason Mr. Rawlings, founder of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), endorsed the candidature of Nana Akufo-Addo against his party‚Äôs candidate President Mills during the 31st anniversary celebration of the infamous June 4 Revolution in Aflao.
But a statement issued from the office of the former President said the story was totally false, describing it as ‚Äúa fabrication of the editor whose deficiency, as far as truth is concerned, has moved from severe to chronic‚ÄĚ.
Furthermore, the statement said the publication was ‚Äúmischievous and a gross violation of the private lives of the two young people and a disregard for their integrity‚ÄĚ, since ‚Äúthere is no liaison between the two people as published in the media‚ÄĚ.
Kimathi was reported to have indicated that there was no such relationship between him and the lady in question.
The office of the former President has since cautioned the media that ‚Äúany re-publication of this false report is also slanderous and libelous and will be a violation of the privacy rights of Mr. Kimathi Agyeman-Rawlings‚ÄĚ.
It has also served notice of its intention to pursue the matter at the appropriate quarters if the lie was repeated.
Bature has been on the tail of the Rawlingses for some time now for unknown reasons.
Some however attributed his ‚Äėhatred‚Äô for the former First Couple to its constant criticism of the Mills administration.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu¬†