General News of Monday, 23 June 2008
Accra, June 23, GNA - Capt. Kojo Tsikata (Rtd), National Security Coordinator in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has rejected the National Honour Of Order of the Volta (Companion Category) to be conferred on him by President John Agyekum Kufuor.
In a brief but strongly worded statement issued in Accra on Monday, June 23, Capt. Tsikata pointed out; "while abroad, I learnt of the bizarre proceedings in the High Court before Mrs. Henrietta Abban on Wednesday, 18, June which have led to the incarceration of my cousin Tsatsu.
"I have now learnt that my name is on a list of persons on whom national honours are to be conferred. I cannot fathom the mental processes that led to my name being put on the list.
"Let me put it beyond doubt that I will not accept any honours from President John Agyekum Kufuor or any of his cronies who have blatantly and cynically engaged in a systematic manipulation of the judicial process," the statement added.