General News of Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Propaganda secretary of the National Democratic Congress is incensed with comments by pressure group Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) over the controversial Alfred Woyome judgement debt saga.
Richard Quarshiga minced no words in describing comments made by AFAG during a press conference on Tuesday as “unruly” “premature” and “immature.”
AFAG issued a five day ultimatum for the arrest of former Attorney General Betty Mould Iddrisu, Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor and the immediate dismissal of deputy Attorney General Ebo Barton Oduro, officials they claim are complicit in the 51 million cedis judgement debt paid to NDC financier Alfred Woyome.
They warned of series of civil actions and demonstrations if government failed to do their bidding.
Quarshiga told Joy News’ Dzifa Bampoh AFAG is in no position to make such demands of government.
Describing them as “rebels” acting as though they are in Afghanistan, the Propaganda Secretary said the young men must be brought to order.
“What authority do they have to give such ultimatum? They are behaving like rebel groups in Afghanistan and countries that have been plunged into chaos and confusion,” he snipped.
He said the utterances do not only constitute contempt of court, but also geared towards whipping up public sentiments against president John Mills and the three ministers of state they mentioned.
“I think if they continue in that breadth they will threaten the peace of this country. They are attempting to play on the emotions of people,” he lamented.
He was even angry with AFAG’s description of the Mills’ administration as a “paralysis of leadership” demanding “what do they mean by that”
Richard Quarshiga said if AFAG has evidence to prove that President John Mills, Betty Mould Iddrisu, Dr Kwabena Duffuor are guilty of the charges they leveled against them, they should proceed to the court rather than cast innuendos against them.