John Peter Amewu, the minister-designate for the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has disclosed that he will offer an apology to former president Rawlings for alleging that he (Rawlings) called him (Amewu) after the NPP were declared winners of the 2016 elections.
According to Mr Amewu, former President Rawlings had aided in the victory of the NPP in the 2016 general elections, noting especially through the votes in the Volta Region.
He asserted that though the Volta Region was considered an NDC stronghold, last year's elections saw a low turnout, which he attributed to former president Rawlings, as his contribution.
However, Rawlings released a statement refuting the claims by Mr Amewu.
“To make such untruthful and absurd claims of a follow-up telephone call which can easily be verified is foolhardy, imprudent, unbecoming of a political actor who is supposed to lead with integrity and absolutely disrespectful to former President Rawlings,” the statement said.
During his vetting before the Appointments Committee on Tuesday, Mr Amewu in response to questions on the issue said he had already started efforts to offer an apology to the former president.
“Processes are on course to apologize to him ( Rawlings). I will take the necessary measures to apologize to him but I never said he called me personally,” he said.