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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Akufo-Addo dissociates from Appiah Ofori’s 'attack' on Alan

P.C. Appiah Ofori
P.C. Appiah Ofori

The campaign team of Nana Akufo Addo has dissociated itself from alleged disparaging remarks about his main opponent in the race to become NPP flag bearer.

Member of Parliament for Asikuma-Odobeng-Brakwa, P. C. Appiah Ofori, is alleged to have maligned Alan Kyerematen while campaigning for Nana Akufo Addo in Swedru.

Mr Appiah Ofori is alleged to have stated that Mr. Kyerematen was not fit to become a presidential candidate because the flagbearer aspirant has consistently failed to pay his taxes.

Denial "on authority”

Mr. Kyeremateng’s campaign team has vehemently condemned the remarks but lead spokesperson for Nana Addo’s campaign team, Dominic Nutiwul who is also MP for Bimbila says Mr. Appiah Ofori is not a member of Nana Addo’s campaign team after all.

“Honourable P.C. Appiah Ofori is not a member of the Nana Addo Dankwa Victory 2012 campaign, he’s not and I state that on authority,” he said.

According to him, the MP like any other bigwig in the party who endorses Nana Addo is allowed to make a statement during campaign, adding Appiah Ofori was given the platform when the campaign team visited Swedru.

He said the comment was immediately condemned by Kennedy Agyapong, a member of the Nana Addo campaign team who spoke immediately after the MP.

"Nana Addo’s team does not associate with any comment that will tend to make the party disunited,” he said.

Meanwhile, P.C Appiah Ofori has told Joy News he stands by his comments although he insists he was not specific about who he was accusing.

Source: Myjoyonline.com/Ghana

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