File Photo: President Akufo-Addo and Boakye Agyarko, Former Energy Minister

Former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko has rubbished news making rounds that he will be contesting president Akufo-Addo to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 general elections.

Agyarko, according to reports, is livid over his removal from Nana Addo’s government last year.

He reportedly made his political ambitions known to some close confidantes during a meeting which was secretly recorded and made available to some media outlets.

However, the first Energy Minister under Akufo-Addo’s government has laughed off over the claims, describing them as “fake news.”

He is of strong conviction that some faceless elements are on a mission to “tarnish” his image.

“Let me state without equivocation or the fear of contradiction that this is the product of an over heated imagination in their continued orchestration to tarnish my image. I ask the general public to treat this fake news with utter contempt,” Agyarko said in a brief statement.

Agyarko was axed from the current government over a revised Ameri power deal which attracted public outcry and condemnation.

Source: Ghana/