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16-Feb-2019  
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The family of the late Emmanuel Kwabena Kyeremanteng Agyarko has denied claims suggesting that some alleged uniformed security operatives just like those deployed at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election were spotted at the funeral ceremony of their beloved.

Former President John Dramani Mahama during a presentation to some foreign diplomats in Accra showed videos in which some heavily built security operatives were cheering and dancing at a funeral service he claimed was that of the late Kyeremanteng Agyarko.

Mahama again showed another video where the same operatives were allegedly seen escorting the NPP parliamentary candidate to some of the polling centres.

But the family of Mr. Kyeremanteng in a statement signed by former Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko indicated that there was no such activity at the funeral ceremony.

“The funeral of our late brother was organized successfully without any casualties and we find this distortion very surprising. The family is reliably informed that the video display was at L/Cpl. Daniel Adu Tieku’s funeral held in August 2018,” the statement added.

Mahama must apologise

Mr. Kyeremanteng’s family asked the former President to render an unqualified apology for his comments.

The late Kyeremanteng Agyarko was laid to rest last Saturday at Odumase Krobo in his hometown.

He was serving as Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon before his demise.

His spouse, Lydia Seyram Alhassan won the by-election.

Below is the statement from the family 

The attention of the family of Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko, the late Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon has been drawn to a videotape circulating of the Former President, John Mahama describing a scene of Security operatives as an occurrence at the funeral ceremony of our late loved one.

The family will like to put on record to the international community whom he addressed with the video, that there was no such activity at the funeral ceremony. The funeral of our late brother was organized successfully without any casualties and we find this distortion very surprising.

The family is reliably informed that, the video display was at L/Cpl. Daniel Adu Tieku’s funeral held in August 2018.
The family is appalled with the actions of the former Presidents which seeks to denigrate the memory of the nobleman who has been put to rest peacefully.

The family wishes to state that we are still mourning our late brother and request that John Mahama keeps the family away from his political ploy.

If indeed, John Mahama wants to be regarded as a decent fellow, then the family expects him to render a retraction of this palpable falsehood and render an unqualified apology for his unfortunate and despicable action.

BOAKYE AGYARKO
House No. 146/4
Asesewa Road, Adorme.
Odumase Krobo.
15th February, 2019
 
 
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