Former Presidential aide, Stan Dogbe, has said BBCâ€™s interview with former President John Dramani Mahama in 2016 as on one that shouldnâ€™t have happened.
According to him, he was not present at the BBCâ€™s interview with President Mahama because it wasnâ€™t part of the itinerary of that trip.
â€œItâ€™s one of the interviews that the President should not have. Itâ€™s because he did not go there for an interview,â€ he said on Joy FMâ€™s Super Morning Show, Thursday.
Stan further stated that the former Communication Minister, Edward Omane Boamah, was on that trip as well but was also oblivious of the BBCâ€™s plan to interview the former President.
â€œIn those moments, I tell you from my experience, the president doesnâ€™t have to say much. A yes or no can damage the narrative you want to put out there,â€ he stated.
In 2016, the then President John Mahama in an interview with BBC denied ever taking a bribe.
According to him, although any individual could be lured to take a bribe, it is important for individuals to put themselves in a position to resist it.
â€œAny human being in the world would have encountered corruption one way or the other, either being offered a bribe or a bribe being demanded from you. What you need to do is to put yourself in a position to (resist it)..,â€
When BBCâ€™s Peter Okwoche, asked him directly if he has taken bribe, President Mahama responded, â€œno, I havenâ€™t taken bribe beforeâ€.
His comments sparked a debate as to whether he was being truthful or just playing politics with the question.
However, Mr Dogbe stated that such questions were open to misinterpretation by the media as â€œpeople are going to twist and take it out of context.â€
He said his detailed opinion on that interview would be documented in a book he is yet to be published.
Mahama faced a massive publicÂ backlashÂ following his comments in the interview.