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General News of Thursday, 10 November 2016


We are sorry - Awutu Senya Chiefs to George Andah

Chiefs and elders of Senya Bereku in the Central region have rendered an unqualified apology to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate, George Ansah for chastising him over his ‘show your husband’ comment.

According to spokesperson of the chiefs, Nai Kojo Omanor they failed to do due diligence before coming out to condemn the NPP candidate.

George Andah came under a barrage of attacks following his challenge to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Hanna Tetteh to campaign with her husband.

The marketing guru at a mini rally in Bawjiase showed his wife to constituents and dared the incumbent MP to also do same.

"I told you I will come with my wife and children and I came here with my wife and children, go and tell Hanna Tetteh that she should also do same, she should come and show her husband to you,” he said.

His comment was deemed sexist which triggered a demonstration by some women in the Awutu Senya constituency. They vowed to curse George Andah if he does not apologise to Hanna Tetteh – a plea he has vehemently rejected.

But the chief in an exclusive interview with Adom News’ Kofi Adjei said they erred in their judgement of the case.

He said after careful scrutiny and investigations, they realized the camp of the incumbent MP who is also the Foreign Minister threw the first salvo.
“We are sorry for taking one side; we should listened to George Andah before condemning him. We are really sorry’ he stated.

The spokesperson who is also the chief of Akwasah bemoaned the politics of insult which is gradually creeping into the local politics in the area.

This, he said if not nib in the bud could degenerate ahead of the December 7 general elections.

On the way forward, the chief said they are contemplating closing down the only information centre in the town to prevent a recur.

Nai Kojo Omanor therefore called on the parliamentary candidates to call their supporters to order for a violent free elections.