General News of Friday, 13 January 2012
Source: Joy Online
Deputy Minister of Information, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned pronouncements by the Attorney-General, Martin Amidu regarding some recent newspaper publications.
The A-G in a fiery response to what he says are publications by the NDC press to run him down, accused the Daily Post, National Democrat and the Ghanaian Lens of allowing themselves to be used by an unnamed colleague minister of state.
He suggested the attacks were being orchestrated because some persons within the NDC are unhappy that he is going after suspected criminals within the party.
But Deputy Information Minister Okudzeto Ablakwa speaking on Metro TV Friday, described the comments as unfortunate adding that the A-G will be made to substantiate his claims.
“He is also going to be pushed to name [the minister plotting against him],” he said, observing that: “So it appears to me that this is just the beginning of this very, very explosive statement which the Attorney General has uttered.”
Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa also described the attacks on the newspapers as unfair and expressed worry about similar developments he says could damage the NDC and bring down the government.
“There seems to be too much internal feud within the National Democratic Congress. There seems to be too much mistrust so that when newspapers are after you, a colleague minister should necessarily be behind it… are people in an indecent hast to cause an implosion in the National Democratic Congress? Are they in hurry to return to opposition?”