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General News of Friday, 7 September 2018

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I'll drag Yamin to 'Antoa' over claims I stole excavators - Former NDC Minister

Former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel Yaw Adusei, has vowed to drag former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Joseph Yamin, to "Antoa Nyamaa" a popular river god deity for accusing him of stealing some five excavators belonging to the state.

Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, the former Deputy Ashanti regional Minister says he is doing so to prove his innocence over the alleged theft.

"How do you accuse me of stealing excavators, if Yamin himself did not steal excavators during his tenure as regional minister, how then does he come to accuse me of stealing excavators?

"I am taking him to court and 'antoa' to prove my innocence.

"He will hear from my lawyers even if he refuses (to respond), I will personally take him to Antoa," he fumed.

A leaked conversation between Mr Yamin, who is a former Deputy Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), and Madam Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Vice Chairperson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), makes damming revelations about the previous administration.

In the said conversation, Mr Yamin who is at warpaths with Betty Mould-Iddrisu over his recent defeat as in his bid to become the NDC's Ashanti Regional Chairman, alleges a former Deputy Ashanti Regional Chairman under the erstwhile Mahama administration, one Mr. Samuel Yaw Adusei stole 5 excavators belonging to the state, which the latter has vehemently denied.

"If you are unable to win elections, how then do you blame somebody for it. Prior to the elections, he was in Accra visiting the office of the former President and the house of his brother Ibrahim Mahama, touting himself as the Ashanti regional commando and we had people in the party supporting such a character," a visibly angry Yaw Adusei stated.

Yamin Attacks Betty Mould-Iddrisu

Days after seeing his dream to become the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the opposition party fizzle into thin air, Joseph Yamin turned his anger on Betty Mould-Iddrisu, saying electing her as Chairperson for the NDC will be a disaster.

To him, the NDC bigwig will be a perfect choice for the position of Vice Chairperson, but certainly not as Chairperson.

Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, he insisted that the former Attorney General and Minister for Justice "does not deserve to be the national Chairperson of the party."

"It is not that she cannot work for the party but the fact is she cannot work as a national Chairperson of the party," he added.

Mr Joseph Yamin, whose aspiration to become Ashanti Regional Chairman of the party was crushed by his closest contender Nana Akwasi, denied speculations that his decision to fight against Madam Betty's dream of becoming a National Chairperson is borne out of the fact that she made him lose the Ashanti Regional chairmanship position.

"In the coming weeks I will organize a press conference and let the public know why Betty Mould-Iddrisu will be disaster when elected as Chairperson for the party.

"But she should have in mind that Ashanti region is a no go area for her, she has already lost in advance the votes of the Ashanti regional delegates of the party," he observed.