Politics of Sunday, 13 January 2019
Source: Daniel Kaku
Following misrepresentation of facts about the visit of former President John Dramani Mahama to the Western Region, Richard Kirk Mensah, Western Regional Communications Officer of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has issued a press statement to clarify matters.
In the statement, he rubbished claims by one Frank Somiah Andoh, a former Director of Elections for Evalue-Ajomoro Gwira Constituency in the Region who issued a statement to the effect that former President John Dramani Mahama did not impress delegates of the party during his campaign visit to the region last week.
“The JM visit to the region was overwhelmingly attended by party grassroots across the region.
Delegates were totally impressed about his message”, he said.
He added “Party members, constituency and especially branch executive were so happy to see the man they yearn for to lead NDC”.
Kirk Mensah noted “Branch executive told JM that he shouldn’t have come because they had already decided to make him the flagbearer.
All constituencies endorsed JM and promised to give him 100% votes”.
He described the observation made by the regional executive as amazing. “Generally, the regional executive were amazed about the turn up in every constituency.
“I will like to thank all branch, constituency and regional executives with the local members”, he acknowledged.
Richard Kirk Mensah used the opportunity to expose Frank Somiah Andoh, the issuer of the statement.
“The said guy contested for Deputy Communications Officer and lost and since that time, he has not been happy”.
He emphasized “Prior to the elections, he was with Prof. Joshua Alabi, it is public knowledge that Prof Alabi gave him alot of logistics to win his elections but he lost, following that, he couldn’t account for the resources handed in his care and he later moved to Hon. Bagbin’s camp”.
He challenged the gentleman to refute any of the claims “He should come out openly to campaign for his preferred candidate, but not to attack others.
“We are same family and we will need a united front to win elections, so we should know how to accommodate everyone and be circumspect with choice of words” he counselled the beleagured party activist.