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General News of Monday, 28 August 2017

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A Plus paying NPP in their own coin – Ofosu Kwakye

Former Minister of Information under the Mahama led Administration; Felix Ofosu Kwakye has said Musician, Kwame A Plus is doing to the NPP what they thanked him for doing to the NDC.

Kwame A Plus over the weekend made several allegations of fraud and corruption against the Deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye and Abu Jinapor.

He described them as stupid indicating that he could not fathom why the President could appoint such corrupt officials.

Reacting the post by Kwame A Plus, the former Deputy Minister, Felix Ofosu Kwakye in a tweet said “A-Plus does to NPP what Akufo Addo thanked him for doing to NDC. NPP now is incandescent with rage”.

Meanwhile, one of the Deputy Chiefs of Staff have responded to claims by the musician saying that they are baseless and do not hold water.

Below is the full statement from Francis Asenso-Boakye:

Francis Asenso-Boakye writes

Dear Kwame A Plus,

I have read with bemusement your infantile and opprobrious rants against my colleague and I, and which also seeks to question the judgement of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

This is quite regrettable given your avowed support for Nana Akufo-Addo’s vision and commitment to accelerate the development of Ghana.

We have work to do and in a hurry to alleviate the debilitating poverty that demeans our people.

I genuinely expect all who profess to have the interest of Ghanaians at heart to dedicate themselves to the cause rather than engage in trivialities and attention seeking stunts.

As you may have noticed in my limited interactions with you, the attainment of Akufo-Addo’s vision remains a cardinal priority and paramount consideration in my dealings with all and sundry. I have applied myself diligently and professionally in discharging my duties both as Political Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff. My schedule in the dual capacity in which I serve His Excellency the President, affords me neither the time or luxury to be planning elaborate schemes to fleece the good people of Ghana who have graciously given us a sacred mandate.

Like you, many people contributed to our resounding electoral victory and remain eager to assist the government achieve its transformation agenda by building a resilient economy that provides fair and equitable opportunities for all. Yet, i must say that it is not everyone who has developed a nauseating sense of entitlement as you unfortunately have. It’s a shame that you would sheepishly use your social media platform and following to seek to besmirch my image and reputation simply to score some measure of revenge for my inability to accede to your request.

I have endeavoured, in my social and political life, to treat everyone with whom I have had the privilege of meeting, big or small, famous or not, with the utmost respect and reverence.

May I reiterate to you, as I did in April, that I will not be intimidated by your vile attacks on my person or held to ransom. You have enormous potential; please harness it more productively. I would earnestly urge you to use your time more judiciously to help move Ghana forward.

Indulging in baseless accusations and unsubstantiated claims of corruption and arrogance is beneath you and frankly discredits you in the eyes of right thinking Ghanaians. As the President noted at the just ended NPP Conference, he is willing and ready to look into any case of alleged corruption. You may kindly take up his generous offer and present your case to him.

While I have this opportunity, allow me to echo the sentiments of President J. A. Kufuor. We need matured minds in our Party and body politics. You will do well to heed the age old adage: “a word to the wise is enough”

I wish you a pleasant day

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