General News of Friday, 2 September 2016
New Patriotic Party (NPP) women group, ‘NPP Loyal Ladies’ has responded to a snide remark made against them by President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe describing it as ‘outrageous and reckless’.
The outspoken policy dab hand contributing to a Facebook post last week outlandishly described members of the group as “overused and smelly”.
Mr. Cudjoe had sought to call members of the group sex workers formed to provide amatory satisfaction to executive members of the NPP.
He suggested the ladies were filled with stench due to an excessive degree of sexual encounters they had with core members of the opposition party.
But the group branch in the Northern region in an interview with Ultimate News’ hits back strongly at the Imani boss calling him “a disgrace” to the organization he heads.
There was raw anger among members of the group who hauled back unprintable words at Franklin Cudjoe censuring him for an apology.
Regional spokesperson of the group Rebecca Opoku Badu says the group demands unqualified public apology from Mr. Franklin.
She rubbished claims that the group was a ‘discharge vessel’ for party front liners, arguing that the group comprises “highly educated” ladies who believe in the ideas of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo -Addo and the NPP.
She spoke to Ultimate News at a rally in Tamale as part of the party’s Flagbearer, Nana Addo and running mate, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia four -day campaign tour of the region.
“We want to tell Ghanaians, every Ghanaian that, Loyal Ladies under NPP are never prostitutes. We are intelligent women who are willing to support our party and the man, Nana Addo. He is a visionary and foresight leader and we hope and think that when we secure our future through him, we shall not rip in vain”.
“The group was formed based on the fact that we have capable women who can work harder to bring the party into victory. Every region has a Loyal Ladies Group that we come together to share ideas, ideas that would help put the party ahead. I’m clearing the air, nobody should have the mentality and perception that it was formed to provide sexual satisfaction to our leaders,’ she said.
Though, the policy analyst rendered apology on the same medium after he was heavily flayed by some social media users, the group insists it is not enough.
“He needs to come on air and apologize. He has disgraced IMANI Ghana,we never thought he would do that. He should come on radio or Television to apologize”, Madam Rebecca indicated.
Ultimate News captured anger expressed by some members of the group.
“Franklin Cudjoe, I don’t blame him. We are even trained by his mother. We inherited prostitution from his mother. He and his wealth cannot buy me ….I’m so expensive. Maybe NPP can only buy me,’ a member of the group, Sharifa vented.