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Politics of Friday, 27 April 2012

Source: GNA

I’m sorry; I misfired – Teye Nyaunu

The NDC MP for Lower Manya, Michael Teye Nyaunu, has apologised to former President Rawlings for claiming on Thursday that the NDC founder demanded the expulsion of Johnson Asiedu Nketia as General Secretary of the party.

Mr. Nyaunu in an interview with Citi News yesterday stated categorically that the NDC founder made the demand during a meeting with chiefs from the Volta Region. But in less than 24 hours, the lawmaker said that he misfired in his earlier interview.

“When I was granting interview with respect to this matter, I think I misfired somewhere,” he said, adding that, “about a week or so ago, I had a discussion with a group of people with respect to what is going on in the party and I think I imported those things into the interview which is not correct.”

Hon. Nyaunu contended that no mention was made of the NDC chief scribe at last Tuesday’s meeting, insisting that “I made a mistake and I want to accept that mistake.”

He said: “I am just a human being and there are a lot of things in my bloody so maybe that accounted for it.”

Hon Nyaunu told Citi News he takes full responsibility for the utterances and apologised to the former president for dragging his name into the issue. When asked whether he made the u-turn due to pressure from his superiors, Hon. Nyaunu answered “what I know to be the fact is what I standby and I when I make mistakes, I always agree that is my fault.”

The spokesperson of the Rawlingses, Kofi Adams had in an earlier interview with Citi News denied any discussion took place between the chiefs from the Volta Region and the former president regarding the removal of Mr. Nketia as General Secretary of the NDC as claimed by Hon. Nyaunu.**

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