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Rawlings and I didn't fall out because of a woman - Owuraku Amofa

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
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A former deputy Communication Minister in the Rawlings administration, Emmanuel Owuraku Amofa has denied rumours that he fell out with the then president over a woman.

Mr Amofa who founded the EGLE Party, one of the parties that helped Rawlings win power in 1992 was appointed a deputy Communications and Tourism minister but later fell out with Rawlings and left the country after he failed to get re-elected into Parliament in the 1996 elections when he lost to flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his uncle.

But in an interview Starr Fm's Bola Ray on Wednesday, he said it was not true that he clashed with former President Rawlings over Akosua Puni – now married to Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien.

“I have heard people say that [we fell out] over Akosua Puni and all that, Akosua is my friend but that story is untrue.

“President Rawlings, I have always admired him, he is the one who gave us a break in politics… he was brave enough to befriend the EGLE and he became friends, with him we walked on principles and we left on principles,” Mr. Amofah said.