Lawyers for the Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, have dismissed rumours that their client has purchased the Holiday Inn Hotel in Airport City for his wife.
In a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by Gary Nimako Marfo, Managing Partner at Marfo and Associates, he said their client has instructed them to “inform the general public that there is no iota of truth in the rumours.”
The categorical statement follows what the solicitors describe as “persistent and widely circulating rumours that Nana Asante Bediatuo has purchased the Hotel for his wife.”
“Indeed several persons, including media practitioners, both in Ghana and abroad have contacted our client to inform him of these rumours,” the lawyer said.
The solicitors believe the spread of such rumours are deliberately intended to paint their client in a negative light “in view of the very senior position he holds in government.”
They, therefore, on the instructions of their client state unequivocally that neither Nana Asante Bediatuo nor his wife has purchased or any interest whatsoever in the said Holiday Inn Hotel.
It challenged doubting Thomases to contact the owners of the property to ascertain the truth of the rumours.