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Politics of Monday, 25 May 2020


Not chastising Mogtari means Mahama supports ‘cooked’ figures tweet - Hadzide

Pius Enam Hadzide Pius Enam Hadzide

Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide says since former President John Dramani Mahama has not reacted to comments made by his aide, Joyce Bawa Mogtari, he is in support.

Special Aide to the former President courted controversy when she doubted some figures put out by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

In a tweet, she wrote: “How the hell did 790 more people recover overnight!!... We need to put these numbers to strict proof!!”

Ghanaians who reacted to this felt she was wishing ill for patients infected by COVID-19.

Speaking in a one-on-one interaction on ‘Me Man Nti’ programme on Neat FM, Pius said, "what she said was unfortunate . . . by her comments she is promoting stigmatisation and so she didn't do well. I am expecting that by now the former President would have chastised her for making those comments but I have not heard anything so it means he sides with her and she spoke on his behalf . . . it means he is also praying for people to die so that they can use it for politics".

Listen to him in the video below