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Kofi Adams: Attempts to sabotage my bid will “fail”

National Organiser aspirant of the National Democratic Congress, Kofi Adams has downplayed what he describes as “attempts” to sabotage his bid to annex the seat in the party’s upcoming congress.

Mr. Adams has been dragged to court by one Yaw Osei Gyamfi. He is challenging Mr. Adams’ qualification to contest for the position of National Organiser making reference to his suspension in 2012 by the NDC.

Kofi Adams was suspended after a leaked tape emerged with a voice purported to be his where the voice alleged that it would ensure that the then President Mills would not secure a second term mandate.

He vehemently denied the claims and was asked to step aside for investigations to be conducted. He was later reinstated with all his rights and privileges. It is on this ground that Yaw Osei Gyamfi has dragged Mr. Adams to court.

Reacting to the suit on Accra based Joy Fm, Mr. Adams said “It’s the joke of the century.”

He went on further to explain circumstances leading to his suspension and reinstatement thereafter saying that “I was asked to step aside for an investigation to be done, I have not committed any crime… My allowances due me during my time of being out of office were paid and the accountant is still working to ensure that its paid.”

He further indicated that “All these attempts are not going to wash… We’ll go and meet them in court. I’m currently talking to you as deputy general secretary… In the constituency elections I voted, in the regional elections I voted and I did all that in my capacity as the Deputy General Secretary” so why would someone doubt whether I am eligible to contest or not?

Mr. Adams however said that he suspects some saboteurs who are out to undermine his campaign “otherwise why would it be coming out now, why would anyone come out now to challenge me if not for that… I don’t know where that accusation is coming from but whoever is making this attempt would fail.”

The National Democratic Congress goes to congress on December 20, 2014 which would be held in Kumasi. Already the party is battling an aggrieved Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Aboagye Dedieye from the Afram Plains constituency who says he was wrongfully disqualified.

The first hearing of the case was on Monday, December 15 but was adjourned to Thursday, December 18, 2014. The plaintiff is praying the court to place an interlocutory injunction on the congress following his “wrongful” dismissal.

By Martin Asiedu-Dartey/3news.com/Ghana

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Market fires could be sabotage of President Mahama’s gov’t – Pro-NDC group

Pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) group, Inside Ghana, has traced the spate of market fires to elements who have vowed to sabotage the presidency of John Dramani Mahama.

A statement signed by George Spencer Quaye, the group’s convener, said comments attributed to some high-profile persons in society may have triggered ill-motives by arsonists.

“We are therefore convinced beyond any shred of doubt that, these unprecedented fires are indeed arson with criminal motive. It is a deliberate act to galvanize support for a reckless narcissistic ambition of certain politicians and we can no longer afford to play the ostrich,” the statement read.

Below is the unedited statement from Inside Ghana:

Inside Ghana wishes to add its voice to the call for a full scale forensic investigation into the recent fires that have engulfed many markets in the nation especially the capital city and other State institutions. We are prevailing on the security institutions to launch criminal investigations into this spate of fires that have rendered many of our women and men homeless and left them with no livelihood or any source of income

As we count the losses, it will not be out of place to attribute the cause to ill motives of a group of persons who have sworn to make H.E President Mahama’s reign ungovernable.

Inside Ghana believes it is an arson attack and must be treated as such. Our call stems from statements of imminent personalities in our political sphere who ought to know better rather than selfishly pursuing their parochial political interest.

We would recall how on many occasions prior to and after the December elections, some politicians made known their intention unequivocally of making this nation ungovernable. “If they make the wrong move by arresting any of our officers, they will know no peace and this country will suffer for that. We are not scared to be arrested but if they try to arrest any of us we will make this country ungovernable.” Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, General Secretary, New Patriotic Party. Such unsavoury and unplalable statements have been repeated on platforms such as “Let My Vote Count Alliance” whose members have even threatened to throw bomb in their diabolic quest to bastardize State institutions.

We are therefore convinced beyond any shred of doubt that, these unprecedented fires are indeed arson with criminal motive. It is a deliberate act to galvanize support for a reckless narcissistic ambition of certain politicians and we can no longer afford to play the ostrich.

Inside Ghana therefore calls on the state security agencies to launch a full scale forensic investigation into what is gradually becoming a potent weapon for oppression.

Signed

George Spencer Quaye


Source: 3news.com|Ghana