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General News of Thursday, 21 June 2018


NDC never asked Anita Desoso to apologise to Rawlings – Asiedu Nketia

General Secretary, NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia play videoGeneral Secretary, NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia

General Secretary of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia popularly known as General Mosquito, has stated that the party never asked Anita Desoso to apologise to former president Jerry John Rawlings.

According to him, what Anita Desoso did was solely between her and the founder but had nothing to do with the party.

Anita Desoso during this year’s commemoration of June 4 at Madina went on her knees before Mr Rawlings to ask for forgiveness for certain comments made about him by party members.

She begged, “Now to my father and founder (Rawlings), I know your children we've erred, and I also know that you're a human being and you have also done something; maybe it is not right and I was so happy when I heard you say that, when you brought that statement out rendering an apology – you are a hero. You are a hero”.

"This shows that what you have taught me is still within me. If you are a leader, be prepared to say that I'm sorry. If you're a child, be prepared to say that daddy I’m sorry. So, I'll take this opportunity on behalf of the party to kneel down before my dad… please forgive us. Let us come together to build this country,” she added.

But the chief scribe of the party told journalists that leadership of the party never decided to apologise to the founder for any wrong done.

According to him, “the fact that she is claiming it does not make it the case…I’m talking to you as the Chief Executive of the party and the person who keeps the records of decisions of the party…I’m telling you that we never at any point discussed the possibility or anything about approaching founder and apologizing for anything”.

"As we speak now, nobody knows the offence for which Anita was apologising, and she did it and after she said it, we brought her to a meeting trying to find out what offence she was referring to, she couldn't answer. So we considered it to be her personal issue with the founder," he noted.

He stressed that the media instead of questioning him about the national deputy chairperson’s act on 4th June should rather approach Mr Rawlings and Anita Desoso to discuss such matter.

When he was reminded that his deputy Koku Anyidoho has clearly stated that Anita Desoso apologised on behalf of the party Mr Aseidu Nketia quickly stated: “When you go to a palace, the chief himself is telling you that this is the situation, you will say let me go and ask the linguist”.