Madam Otiko Djaba, a former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has refuted claims that she called Chairman Wotumi also the Ashanti Regional Chairman for the New Patriotic Party as a ‘bushman’ for using derogatory words on NDCs Vice Presidential Candidate Prof. Jane Naana Opku-Agyemang.
The Former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection in a statement debunked the rumors and said she had already referred the matter to her lawyers for advice.
Meanwhile, Otko Djaba is also seeking for an apology from the said publishers of the false story.
Below is the full statement released by the Former Gender Minister
For Immediate Release
To All Media Houses
12th July 2020
My attention has been drawn to your publication captioned “Otiko fires at Wontumi as ‘bushman’ for his anti-women comment”. Let me place on record that I have not published, spoken or issued any such statement about Mr Wontumi or the NPP as attributed to me. I demand an immediate retraction of the publication, and an unqualified apology to me for the embarrassment caused me by this false publication.
I am in the meantime referring the matter to my lawyers for advice.
Dr Otiko Afisah Djaba
Henry Djaba Memorial Foundation
Cc: National Media Commission