VP denies fighting Alban Bagbin
8/29/2011 9:55:57 PM -
The Office of the Vice President has denied news reports of a scuffle between John Dramani Mahama and the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Alban Bagbin, over the Ghana Housing Project, also referred to as STX housing project.
A statement signed by the Spokesperson to the Vice President, John Abdulai Jinapor, described the reports as a 'crude attempt by some media houses and political forces to tarnish the image of VP Mahama to achieve their parochial interests.'
Mr. Jinapor noted that there is no reason for anybody to be angry let alone engage in a scuffle over the Housing Project, adding that 'Mr. Mahama is even known to have the best of working relationships with Mr. Bagbin from their days in parliament and now in Government."
According to him, the false report is similar to a previous claim that the VP pulled a gun on former President, JJ Rawlings at the Castle.
'Every Ghanaians knows and appreciates his tolerance and patience and it is not in his character to engage in verbal or physical exchanges with any person', he stated.
VP John Mahama has chaired, on behalf of the President, various government meetings on helping clear the country's housing deficit and also reviewed the wrangling among the partners working on the Ghana Housing Project. None of these meetings has recorded any of the false news reports, Mr. Jinapor added.
JOHN ABDULAI JINAPOR
SPOKESPERSON TO THE VICE PRESIDENT
THE CASTLE- OSU
[Monday August 29, 2011]