George Andah refuses to show a firearm at a registry centre
Deputy communications minister George Nenyi Kojo Andah has refuted news of making the rounds on some websites that he showed a pump action gun at a registration center and vowed to deal squarely with opposition NDC leaders.
A photograph of the deputy minister and MP holding a gun for Awutu Senya West in the Central Region circulated in the media, saying he had vowed to scare off NDC leaders in his district and to keep them from registering.
Amid this viral news stories, the lawmaker on Wednesday, via a press release, confirmed that those statements were palpably false because it never occurred.
According to him, during the enstolment of Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications, as a Development Queen, the photograph was taken about two years ago when he was serving as a musketeer at a traditional ceremony at Akyem Asuom in the eastern region.
“In traditional events like durbars and festivals, some chosen participants shoot commemorative gunshots into the air, which I, Nenyi George Andah, as one of Hon ‘s two Deputies. At the ceremony, Ursula Owusu Ekuful was granted the privilege of becoming a traditional musketeer, a position that I discharged with pride and respect, “Mr Andah said.
With that statement, George Andah called on Ghanaians to ignore the news and treat it with the disrespect it deserves because its political opponents are baseless and fabricated lies to tarnish its profile.
“I therefore urge all discerning Ghanaians to take note of and treat these malicious acts with utmost contempt, aimed at creating distrust and causing unnecessary tension particularly in these months leading to general elections.
“I call on NDC TV, The Independent Ghana, My Africa Today, ReportGhana and other well-meaning news outlets misled in publishing this fallacy to apologize and withdraw the release,” added the article.