Wontumi calls Agyepong’s bluff

Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako also known as Chairman Wontumi has called the bluff of suspended General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong who has threatened to sue him.

“Why should I apologise to you? NDC wants to use you. Why were you suspended? What did the National Council tell you? We are all witnesses. It is a matter for lawyers, they should proceed to court, and I’m ready for him. I will mock at him if he doesn’t,” Mr Boasiako told Kumasi-based Nyirah FM.

This was in response to Mr Agyepong’s demand for an apology and retraction of certain defamatory comments made against him by Mr Wontumi.

In a letter dated 30 October, 2017, available to, Solicitor, Nana Freduah Agyeman Osborn stated that his client is requesting a retraction on Nhyira FM and Accra-based Neat FM where the said defamatory comments were made by Friday, 3 November.

In addition, the solicitor said his client wants a formal apology letter sent to him and assurance that such statements will not be made against him on any platform again.

“Sir, our client in unequivocal terms has denied ever betraying the NPP or ever having any compromising association with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or anyone associated with it.

“Sir, despite the clear absence of a scintilla evidence implicating our client, our client says that you have engaged in an untoward conduct of tarnishing his image by spewing slanderous, defamatory statements to persons our client has or may potentially have dealings with and the general public for that matter.

“Sir, tangible enough is your statements on the aforementioned radio station dated the 28th of October 2017 on Nhyira FM 104.5 Kumasi where you made defamatory statements, without any legal justification or lawful excuse against our client, which statements, no doubt, are palpable falsehood,” parts of the letter indicated.

“In the said slanderous statement you stated that: ‘Kwabena Agyapong, when he was General Secretary, stooped so low by collecting a plush car from Ibrahim Mahama with the motive of working against the NPP so that the NDC would win the 2016 elections on a silver platter’.

“On Neat FM in Accra, you also stated that: ‘Last year by this time, some people were working hard to see NPP lose the elections and Kwabena Agyapong is one of them’” the letter further explained.

According to the solicitor, “the falsity of the statement is not only distressing but also has serious repercussions on our client as a political figure who has since his youth fought and toiled for the NPP”.

“The defamatory statement also expose our client to ridicule, distrust and contempt by all and sundry especially the members of the NPP who respect and even voted for him.

“Sir, your reckless disregard for the reputation of our client came to the fore when you sought to advise him to be borne again into the NPP in your very unfortunate comments.

“Sir, this your so called advice is derogatory and disrespectful to our client who was legitimately elected to the high office of General Secretary of the NPP.

“Our client wishes to be communicated to your person that he is not a traitor, he has never been one and will never be,” the letter added.

Source: Ghana/

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