Former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah has described as palpable false claims he has thrown his support behind Second Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin against former President John Dramani Mahama who is yet to officially declare his intentions.
In a statement issued in reaction to the said publication making rounds on various platforms, Mr Debrah disclosed that what transpired during his meeting with Mr Bagbin who came to commiserate with him on the passing of his mother, is in variance with what has been published.
According to him, at no point did he disclose he was rooting for Bagbin as the flagbearer of the umbrella family insisting it is a deliberate ploy to twist his statement for political expediency.
Read the full text of his reaction below;
Re- Julius Debrah dumbs Mahama for Bagbin
My attention has been drawn to news reports of my supposed endorsement of Mr. Alban Bagbin to lead our great party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Let me state emphatically that, I, Julius Debrah, have at no time, either privately or publicly made any statements to suggest my support or endorsement of Mr. Bagbin.
It is unfortunate that a last-minute request by Mr. Bagbin after the one-week commemoration of my late mother to visit will be deliberately twisted for seeming political gain. He was warmly received just like all other dignitaries who came to mourn with my family.
The news reports are false, and I wish to humbly urge all members and well-wishers of the NDC who have called expressing concern and surprise to kindly ignore the said reports.
Julius Debrah Former Chief of Staff
Monday July 30, 2018.