NDC chairman drags Daily Guide, Kwesi Botchwey to court

The Eastern Regional chair for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bismarck Tawiah Boateng has threatened to drag a Daily Guide newspaper and Prof Kwesi Botchwey for defamation.

According to Bismarck Tawiah Boateng, the newspaper would have to meet him in court to indicate the portion of the Professor Kwesi Botchwey committee report that said he pocketed 1 million Ghana cedis.

Tuesday’s edition of Daily Guide carried a story which the paper claimed was culled from the 455-page committee report, with the banner headline “PROBE NDC CHAIR”.

The story alleged that the Eastern Regional Chairman of the NDC is kept 1 million Cedis meant for campaign during the 2016 general elections in the region.

Speaking in an interview with Otec news, Mr. Boateng said the campaign in the region was managed by the regional campaign coordinator and there was no way such amount would have come to him.

He said the newspaper would have to prove in court that he actually received the said money.

The NDC Eastern Regional Chairman also said, money that was made available to the region was 15, 000 GHC and was brought by Director of Elections Samuel Ofosu Ampofo but explained that the money was handed over to the Treasurer of the party in the region.

“The money was brought in by Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, it was 15,000 GHC was instantly handed over to Mr. Krah, the Treasurer,” he said.

“So I am saying it on authority that I have not kept any money and in my 53 years, I have not kept 1 million Ghana cedis,” Bismarck Tawiah Boateng concluded.

Source, otecfmghana.com/Francis Appiah

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