The Abossey Okai Spare Parts Dealers Association has debunked claims that it had petitioned and urged former president John Dramani Mahama to run for president.
Some news portals across the country reported on February 21 that some four unions including the Abossey Okai spare parts dealers had visited the former president to petition him to run for president in the 2024 general elections.
Denying the reportage in a statement, the Association wrote that, “our attention has been drawn to a publication in some of the print media and on the radio that Abossey Okai Spare parts Dealers Association and some Union leaders have petitioned the former President ,His Excellency John Mahama urging him to contest for the Presidency in the 2024 general elections.”
The Association explained that the supposed executives of the Association that visited the former president are neither leaders of the group nor its members.
“We wish to state that those people who joined the group to meet the former President are not either the Executives or even members of the Abossey Okai Spare parts Dealers Association. It was some people from Abossey Okai who decided to join the group to meet the former President. And so, we are surprised that they paraded themselves as Abossey Okai Spare parts Dealers Association.”
“We wish to state that, Abossey Okai Spare parts Dealers Association is a non-political Association and will not embark on that action. Our office is open to every political party and that is the reason why in every election year, all the political parties troop to our office and have deliberations with us,” the statement added.
The Association further stressed that “we don’t dabble in politics and will continue to engage with every party in government to come out with policies that will have a positive impact on our business as it has always been.”