General News of Thursday, 13 September 2012
Source: Daily Guide
EMMANUEL OSEI Acheampong, PRO of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has vehemently debunked media reports suggesting that he had eaten a humble pie by apologizing to Asiedu Nketia, National Democratic Congress (NDC) General Secretary.
He said some media networks, for reasons best known to them, have reported that he had apologized to the NDC guru in a case where the NDC and Presbyterian Church were reported to have traded insults.
“I have not apologized to Mr. Asiedu Nketia as is being speculated in some section of the media,” Mr. Osei Acheampong said on Adwenkyere, aired on Kessben FM in Kumasi.
The Presby PRO stated that both feuding parties have decided to reconcile their differences in the interest of cohesion, unity and national peace, adding that it was not true that he had apologized to Mr. Nketia.
He stated emphatically that the Presbyterian Church still stood by its initial decision that the timing of the 45 newly created constituencies by the Electoral Commission (EC) was too wrong.
Mr. Osei Acheampong noted that considering that the next general elections was just around the corner, the Presby Church thought the EC would not have enough time to do a thorough work in connection with the 45 new constituencies.
On the seeming rift between NDC and the Presby Church which had received wide media coverage, he said the church had moved past that stage so he would not comment on it again.
The Presbyterian Church, he said, wanted to sustain the good relationship it had with the NDC, insisting that the church and the party had smoked peace pipe after intervention from some quarters.