"We got instruction from the national headquarters to help them with the arrest of Appiah Stadium and that is exactly what we have done".
Appiah Stadium was arrested on Tuesday by the Ashanti Regional Police to substantiate an allegation that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo smokes "wee" [marijuana], which is a banned substance in Ghana.
Police have charged Mr Appiah with causing fear and panic, Myjoyonline.com has gathered.
Consequently, the statement said, "H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo wishes to state that he is not interested in pursuing the matter".
According to the statement, the President's decision is informed by similar claims by pro-NDC newspapers who failed to substantiate their claims when they were asked to do so.
Allegations over drug use against the president remain one of the most troubling issues the president has had to come to terms with as political critics often wonder how the president is able to pull of the political pressures in such an old age.
Lawyers for then Candidate Akufo-Addo took these newspapers namely The Al-Hajj, Enquirer. Frank Kwaku Appiah, popularly called Appiah Stadium, for spreading lies about him (the President). They failed to do so, following which the NMC asked them to retract and apologise.
But in a crucial press statement signed by the information minister, Mustapha Hamid, the president made the case that he had already drawn the attention of the National Media Commission (NMC) over this development.