My request was appeal to President; Deputy Gen Sec misunderstood my comments – Wayoe

Lawyer and member of NDC George Tetteh Wayoe says his request to be compensated for services rendered to the party during the 2012 Election Petition was an appeal twisted by the media to sound like a demand.

He said his request to be paid was a humble one and that he had no intentions of disgracing the party or portraying a notion which meant that the President owes him.

Speaking on Adom FMs ‘Dwaso Nsem’, Mr Wayoe said “I have never said that the President owes me, my appeal was a humble one some support from the party after standing on the frontline and fighting the battle it was faced with in 2012.”

He said his decision to make the request through the media was to enable the president hear his message quicker and address it on time.

Mr Wayoe said he joined the President’s team in February 2013 and spent a total amount of GHÈ»62,000 as a result of commuting in taxi cabs to visit media houses daily, particularly Multi TV and TV3, to explain the defendants’ case during the petition hearing.

He however wonders why all the lawyers involved in the defence including Tsatsu Tsikata, Nana Ato Dadzie and Tony Lithur have been ‘rewarded’ except him.

Ras Wayo’s appeal to President Mahama is to buy him a car or reimburse part of the GH¢ 62,000 he spent to champion his cause .

Following his request, Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, George Lawson rejected claims made by the lawyer saying he was not employed to be part of the legal team and questioned his true membership.

Mr Lawson also said that no legal practitioner who represented the party was paid, there was therefore no way Mr Wayoe will be paid especially when he was not tasked to play any role during the election petition.

But George Tetteh Wayoe said the Deputy General Secretary had taken his comments out of context.

According to him Mr Lawson’s comments will discourage the youth of the party who will want to put their lives down and serve the party.

The education he provided to the people of the party when the election petition was ongoing and the hope his message brought to supporters of the party is what should be encouraged, he idicated.

He said the substantive matter which should be dealt with is the good work that has been done securing victory for the party and the people who have done the work deserve to be rewarded for what they have done.

“When is obvious that I was out there as a soldier and I put my life down nothing stops me from asking the General of the contingent for help when I’m in need.”

He blamed the media for twisting his comments and that “I have never said anywhere and will never say that the President owes me. If I have said this and nothing is done I’m ok.”

Mr Lawson’s comments according to him discourages youth in the party who would want to serve in the future.

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