Counsel for the National Organiser of opposition National Democratic Congress are demanding an immediate retraction and apology from the Deputy General Secretary of the governing party who suggested that the NDC executive was hoarding state vehicles in his house.
Samson Lardy Anyenini says the imputation of criminal conduct by Nana Obiri Boahene on their client- Kofi Adams- is without basis and an attempt to impugn the reputation of the NDC.
In a letter written to Obiri Boahene, a copy of which has been intercepted by Myjoyonline.com, the lawyers are demanding the apology within seven days, failure which they will file a defamation suit against the Deputy NPP General Secretary.
The letter follows the seizure of vehicles by men said to be from the National Security a couple of days ago. In the wake of the seizures Nana Obiri Boahene in an interview stated that a total of 12 state vehicles had been seen parked in the residence of Mr Adams.
According to him, just when a report was made to the appropriate agencies of state for the vehicles to be retrieved, it was observed that seven out of the 12 had vanished from the residence.
The national security forces had no choice but to seize the five remaining vehicles parked in the house, Obiri Boahene suggested and berated Kofi Adams for holding on to state vehicles after handing over power.
But the National Security Minister later apologised to Kofi Adams for the unlawful entry and ordered a return of the five vehicles to him.
The National Organiser of the NDC has since been angered by the comments of Nana Obiri Boahene and has instructed his lawyers to take action.
The February 8, 2017 letter stated: “the allegations of criminal conduct with regards to vehicles which certain persons, apparently acting on the instructions of state officials wrongfully and unlawfully removed from the Gulf City Tema residence of our client have drawn and continue draw the intended public scorn and reputational damage you clearly sought to achieve.
“Our client wishes for the avoidance of doubt, to stress unequivocally, that your allegations of criminal conduct against him are completely false, and that each of the vehicles in question has the requisite documentation, including of transfer from their vendors duly processed by the DVLA which registered them in accordance to law,” the letter stated.
The lawyer for Adams demanded for an unconditional retraction and an apology which must contain an unconditional undertaking never to repeat the said false claims.
Nana Obiri Boahene has seven days within which to apologise or face legal action.