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My Incarceration Was A Politically Driven Agenda By Kufuor – Tsatsu Tsikata

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Lawyer and Former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata, has stated that his imprisonment twelve (12) years ago was a political motivated exercise by former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

The legal luminary speaking with Alfred Ocansey on TV3’s Hot Issues on Thursday night revealed that his trial was a well orchestrated move by Ex President Kufuor to fulfil his political aspiration.

Mr. Tsikata explained that then trial judge, Justice Henrietta Abban was the tool the then President and his government used against him (Tsatsu Tsikata) in an incarceration he believes would have caused his death.

Tsatsu Tsikata was convicted on June 18, 2008 by Justice Henrietta Abban having found him guilty on three counts of willfully causing financial loss of GH¢230,000 to the state and another count of misappropriating public funds.

He later appealed the case at the Court of Appeal and was accordingly acquitted and discharged after he had earlier rejected a presidential pardon from then President Kufuor on the reasons that his trial was politically motivated and that he did nothing wrong.

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Achimota Rastafarian Lawyer Resigns From NDC; Says Current Leadership Cannot Deliver Social Democratic Ideology

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Mr George Tetteh Wayoe, the lawyer who represented the Rastafarian students in a suit against Achimota SHS has resigned from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

In a statement he said “I must resign and align myself with a political Party I strongly believe can deliver on this social democratic ideology in a more ‘practical manner’ for the rapid development of Ghana for her future generations.”

Below is his full statement:

I am Wayoe Ghanamannti, formerly known as George Tetteh Wayoe in the records of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’ since 1gg2, I have been a sympathizer and thereafter an official member of the NDC, solely because of the Party’s political ideology of being a “Social Democratic party”.

ln 2004, as a media personality with Space FM in the Western Region, I met Former President Mills and from that point thereon started to work vigorously for the course of the NDC. h 2AA7, as a student activist, I met Former President Mahama, who was then a Member of Parliament, and in 2008, as President of Unity Hall on the KNUST campus, l worked with other NDC members in the Ashanti Region for the party’s victory in that year’s elections.

ln the 2012 general elections, l worked tirelessly for the success of the Party and was visible on TV3 during the Eight months long 2012 Presidential Election Petition to defend our Party’s political fortunes for a continuous stay in government to keep the social democratic discourse alive.

It is of prominence, to present herein that my fidelity to the course of our Party has been very strong. Before the 2012 elections, my Learned Friend and now Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapour, then an officer in the office of the President, Nana Akufo Addo, then Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, took a couple of classmates from our Law School class to meet Nana Addo, in an entourage of which I was a member.

Yet, I refused to cross carpet because my social democratic nature and belief would not allow me. Many months after our meeting with Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, my Learned Friend kept insisting that Nana Akufo-Addo would like to see me again because Nana believed in young Ghanaians who were passionate about our country.

Yet, I kept telling my Learned Friend that, I cannot become an NPP person because of ideological differences and that my conscience will not rest if I jettison my social democratic nature for any other political ideology.

This is how strong my loyalty is in respect of the political ideology our Party is supposed to be manifesting. However, over the years, my resolution to continue to be a member of the NDC based on it being a social democratic Party, that puts this ideology in real practice has gradually diminished.

The NDC I envisage, as a Party that is to take this nation onto a more prosperous path, where the coming generation of Ghanaians, would wake up daily and look over the horizon and say, yes, our future is bright, I am at pains to say that, is not the NDC I see in sight.

Yesterday, 1Oth of June 2021 during the 29th Anniversary of the Party, the National Chairman called for the reopening of the Party’s Hero’s Fund, to reward party members for remarkable services. This call reminds me of a series of ‘Constitutional Amendments’ which a team I led put forward at the last National Delegates Congress.

These proposed amendments were tailored to reorganise the Party’s structural base so that ordinary members who serve their entire lives for the Party and who do not gain any meaningful public office could be recognised and reflected in the holistic family character of the Party when in and out of government.

It is not surprising that ‘none’ of the over Fifteen (15) proposed amendment Clauses was even recognised for tabling at the Congress and as usual, the fear of them being jettisoned, was realised.

Accordingly, my resolution, which some other members can hold otherwise, is that the real social democratic discourse I hope to see for the rapid development of our nation cannot be realised by the current governance style of the NDC.

Therefore, as a true and brazen Social Democrat, I must resign and align myself with a political Party I strongly believe can deliver on this social democratic ideology in a more “practical manner’ for the rapid development of Ghana for her future generations.

On this note, based on my convictions, I have no option than to resign from the NDC, which I so do by this letter. lt was a political journey of highs and lows with the NDC, I wish the NDC well and I know my position on the Greater Accra Legal Committee, would be filled by an able NDC Lawyer.

I am convinced to move on, so I can render my political contributions to ‘any other social democratic party’, to help advance its political course for the practical realisation of this ideology for Ghana’s advancement.

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Coup Plotters Wanted To Bomb NCA, Block Jubilee House And Arrest Akufo-Addo, Bawumia At One Function –

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Members of Take Action Ghana (TAG), alleged coup plotters facing prosecution in court planned to engage in series of attacks including arresting President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Speaker of Parliament and the Chief Justice at one function.

According to prosecution witness Colonel Isaac Amponsah during a cross examination in the case of ACP Benjamin Agorzor and nine others, the group planned to bomb NCA in order to shut down radio stations, block al entry and exit routes to Jubilee house among others.

“On the 5th July, conversation between Dr. Mac Palm and the BNI informant who had infiltrated the TAG, Dr. Mac Palm gave details of all the plan including the blocking of 66 Artillery Regiment, the Jubilee House, and indicated that they will block all the exit and entry route so that Ofori-Atta and all the big guys cannot escape”, Colonel Amponsah told an Accra High Court.

He further stated Dr. Mac Palm “also talked about capturing of the president and referred to a function that took place in the north”.

He stressed that at the said function, “the President was there, Vice President was there and the Speaker of Parliament was there and he indicated that he didn’t see the Chief Justice and they are looking for a function where all four are present so they can capture them”.

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Wife Of KK Sarpong’s Driver Who Flaunted Large Wads Of Dollars, Has Been Shot Dead

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The Ashanti Regional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service is investigating the alleged murder of the wife of an aide to Dr KK Sarpong, the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Nana Prempeh.

Benedicta Abena Pokua was shot dead Saturday evening by unknown assailants while driving at the forecourt of Joefel Restaurant at Dichemso, a suburb of Kumasi.

Recounting the incident on Akoma FM‘s current affairs and political show GhanAkoma on Monday, June 14, husband Nana Prempeh told host of the show Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin that “while on our way from Joefel Restaurant, my wife was driving my white Range Rover with a customized registration number PREMPEH 1- 21”.

“She was driving ahead of me while I was in a different car. All what I saw was someone had rushed her and opened gun fire at her. They shot multiple times and sped off.”

Nana Prempeh in a sobbing voice explained that he is convinced the armed men were coming for him but little did they know he had swapped cars with his wife.

Police are tight-lipped on the issue as it is yet to go public.

The assailants are still at large as investigation is underway to unravel the killers of Abena Pokua.

Source: 3News

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