General News of Sunday, 4 March 2018
Embattled Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Nana Obiri Boahen has rendered an unqualified apology to his party members and members of the opposition National Democratic Congress for his unsavoury comments made in a leaked audio that went viral last Tuesday.
Nana Obiri Boahen in a leaked audio made damning revelations to an NDC activist about how the Presidency gifted the New Patriotic Party GHC50 billion in support of the organisation of the party’s 2017 National Annual Delegates Conference held at Cape Coast last August and also, how he has been unfairly treated as an official of the governing party while his colleagues are supposedly grabbing and making gains from the party’s incumbency.
Following the revelations made by Obiri Boahen, the governing party dragged the embattled Deputy General Secretary to the party’s Steering Committee and further issued a press statement insisting the claims are ‘baseless’ and ‘palpable’ falsehood.
Obiri Boahen in a letter dated 2nd March, 2018 issued an unqualified apology to the President of the Republic of Ghana; Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Vice President; Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Steering Committee, executive and members of NPP, former President John Dramani Mahama and members of the NDC for his indiscretion.
According to him, he has learnt his lesson in a hard way from the unfortunate incident and vows not to find himself entangled in such mess again.
He further prayed for the forgiveness of all party members, reiterating his commitment and loyalty to the governing NPP.
Read below his letter of apology to the NPP and NDC
Respectfully, I am by this letter expressing my profound apology to the President, the Vice President, the Chief of Staff , the Steering Committee, the National Executives, Council of Elders, the National Executive Committee, the National Council of the New Patriotic Party and every member of the New Patriotic Party for my indication.
I am also by this letter rendering an unqualified apology to the former President John Mahama, the National Democratic Congress leadership and every member of the National Democratic Congress of my indiscretion.
I have learnt much lessons from this unfortunate incident, from this heavily edited, secretly recorded and intentionally mutilated audio recording or cassette; I vow not to find myself under such circumstances again. My loyalty and commitment with/to the New Patriotic Party shall ever continue to be resolute and firm. “To err is human, and to forgive is divine” says the sages.
I hope this my apology would be accepted by all