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General News of Wednesday, 18 July 2018


'Thief' Facebook comment against Ursula wasn’t mine – A Plus suggests

Controversial Musician and Member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as A-Plus has denied calling Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful a thief.

A libel suit was instituted against the controversial musician after he had claimed that President Akufo-Addo’s complaint to the CID for investigations into the former Ghana Football Association boss’ activities was just a knee-jerk reaction aimed at covering the controversial “89/178 million dollars GVG Kelni Stinking scandal”.

He went on to claim that the Communications Ministry, headed by Ursula Owusu, must be blamed for trying to force such a “shady’ deal down the throat of Ghanaians.

However, the allegations made by A Plus did not sit well with Ursula, who has described the musician’s comments as defamatory and libellous.

He was asked to withdraw and apologise for the comments or be dragged to court but remained defiant.

Ursula eventually sued him for libel.

But A Plus commenting on the matter on Asempa FM’s Ekossi Sen Wednesday said he never attacked the minister.

According to him, he’ll not sit by and watch his ten years of dedicated service to President Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP go to waste because of persons who are working for their vested interests, now that the party is in power.

“I never insulted Ursula Owusu. I never called her a thief. What I wrote about the GVG Kelni scandal was different from what Ursula claim I said and so she should go look for that because that wasn’t my thought on my facebook page.

“She should go look for the person who posted that on Facebook because I’m ready to show what I wrote and what I stand for”, he noted.