Andrew Okaikoi refutes claims
5/25/2012 6:01:27 PM -
The parliamentary candidate of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Okaikoi North Constituency, Andrew Okaikoi, has refuted claims in some media circles linking him to an alleged petition supposedly filed against him at the party’s headquarters.
A statement released in Accra by the candidate’s campaign team said the publication was being orchestrated by unidentified saboteurs who were seeking to defame his personality and tarnish the image of the party.
“The continuous and repetitive nature of the defamatory and highly offensive publications makes it apparent that the reports are being motivated by persons with a malicious agenda and we therefore are compelled to respond and draw the attention of our respected friends of the media that they are being used by aggrieved persons to achieve a diabolic agenda” the statement said.
It called on media houses to be circumspect and cross check the facts before publication. The statement described the allegation as a baseless one which could not be substantiated and should b treated with the contempt it deserved.
“We also want to remind the persons behind the publications that if they have a genuine concern, the candidate operates an open door policy and they are always welcome to table their concerns for open frank dialogue that would be mutually beneficial” the statement continued .
It entreated members of the NDC not to forget that the party had laid down channels of addressing grievances and complaints, and those laid down channels did not include moving from one media house to the other to defame people’s character and damage the party’s reputation.
It also called on the party to take the necessary punitive actions against such unscrupulous persons to deter others from such unhealthy conduct.
This according to the statement was a necessary requirement to ensure peaceful coexistence in the party ensure a resounding victory for the party come December, 2012.