Correction: Kufuor Did Not Invite 98 NPP MPs Agitating For Finance Minister’s Dismissal For Talks

Correction: Kufuor Did Not Invite 98 NPP MPs Agitating For Finance Minister’s Dismissal For Talks

  • Former president John Agyekum Kufuor has denied inviting NPP MPs calling for Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta's sack
  • Earlier, YEN, reported erroneously that the 98 MPs had been invited by the former president over their threat to boycott the 2023 budget presentation and other government business in Parliament
  • But Kufuor said in a statement that he had not invited the MPs for a secret meeting as has been reported

Former president John Agyekum Kufuor has denied reports that he stepped in to cool brewing tensions between some members of the Majority Caucus agitating for finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta to be sacked and the presidency.

The former president, a member of the council of elders of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), was falsely reported by Starr News to have moved in to resolve a standoff between the 98 NPP MPs and president Nana Akufo-Addo.

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JA Kufuor and Ken Ofori-Atta
L-R: John Agyekum Kufuor and Ken Ofori-Atta. Source: Getty Images.
Source: Getty Images also erroneously cited the Starr FM report in an earlier version of this story.

The report had falsely said that while the MPs wanted Ofori-Atta sacked immediately, the president, on the other hand, wanted the minister to complete IMF negotiations to get $3 billion to bail out the stranded Ghanaian economy before sacking him.

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But Kufuor moved to clarify that the report first carried by Starr News and subsequently by and other media houses was false.

Editor's correction of false publication that Kufuor met with 98 MPs Agitating For Ofori-Atta’s Dismissal

An earlier version of this story falsely said former president J.A. Kufuour met with the MPs.

However, the office of John Agyekum Kufuor released a statement to deny that report.

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We apologise to our readers for failing to doublecheck the story and we promise to do better.

We assure our cherished readers that they can still rely on us for truthful, fair, and accurate reporting.

The office of the former president released the statement to explicitly deny the reports that he has met with the agitating MPs for talks. would like to apologise to the former president and readers for being misled by the Starr News publication that we had deemed credible.

Ofori-Atta: NPP MPs Calling For Finance Minister To Be Sacked Increase From 80 To 98

Meanwhile, has reported in a related story that the pressure on Akufo-Addo to sack Ofori-Atta intensified when more legislators from his party joined the fray.

Earlier only 80 MPs from the governing NPP broke ranks with the Majority Caucus to demand the minister’s removal over incompetence and other grounds.

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The 98 MPs have threatened to boycott all government businesses until the minister is sacked.

NPP MP for Asante Akyem North, Andy Appiah-Kubi, also the spokesperson for the agitating MPs said on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, that Ofori-Atta’s continued stay in the Akufo-Addo administration has become unsustainable.

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