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17.06.2021 NDC News

Don’t apologize to violent Hawa Koomson’s brother - NDC Washington-Metro to Ablakwa

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto AblakwaMember of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Washington-Metro has informed Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa to avoid issuing an apology to Prince-Kamal Gumah over his defamation allegation.

The brother of Hon. Hawa Koomson through his lawyers has written to the NDC MP demanding a retraction and an apology over comments made that they deem to have caused harm to his reputation.

“Our instructions are that sometime on the 18th day of February 2021, his sister, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, a Member of Parliament and the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture appeared before the Vetting Committee of Parliament, for vetting. He intimates to us that on the said day, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, being a Member of the Vetting Committee displayed his picture, procured from one of his social media handles (which was captured by the cameras of the various television stations which covered the event), and also published live on the Facebook page of Parliament House, for the entire world to watch.

“Our Client informs us that in asking his questions, as part of the vetting processes, Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa not only used the picture in reference but also made comments which sought to cast a slur on our Client’s reputation and image, by portraying him as an uncivilised, violent and barbaric person,” the letter demanding the apology from Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa reads.

Having taken notice of the letter, NDC Washington-Metro has written to the North Tongu MP indicating that he should not dream of rendering any apology.

According to the group, the NDC Member in his use of words such as uncivilised, violent, and barbaric for Prince-Kamal Gumah was rather considerate especially after the reckless disesteemed behavior and fiendish actions of Hawa Koomson before, and during the 2020 general elections.

The group insists that Prince-Kamal Gumah was an active participant in the violent actions carried out by his reckless sibling and hence deserves every word used on him by Okudzeto Ablakwa.

“Hon. Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, we wish to state categorically that, under no uncertain terms shall we members of NDC Washington-Metro, countenance nor suffer any form of apology on your part to Prince-Kamal Gumah, who beyond bewilderment, claims to be the Deputy Youth Organizer in the United States Chapter of the crumpling New Patriotic Party, projecting a rather sad state of affairs we must add,” the NDC Washington Metro letter concludes.

Read the full letter below:

RE: Hawa Koomson’s Brother Demands Apology from Okudzeto-Ablakwa Over Defamatory Comments

Dear Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa,

We members of NDC Washington-Metro, read with horrified disdain, the purported comments, and claims made in the newswire by a professed lawyer of a probable miscreant with the cognomen, Prince-Kamal Gumah, seeking a retraction and public apology for characterizing him as an “uncivilized, violent, and barbaric person.”

Hon. Okudzeto-Ablakwa, we, members of NDC Washington-Metro, on the contrary, deem your handling of Madam Hawa Koomson’s appearance before the Appointments Committee of Parliament as rather too tactful and considerate, bearing in mind the reckless disesteemed behavior and fiendish actions of Madam Hawa Koomson before, and during the 2020 general elections. Indeed, Prince-Kamal Gumah was an active participant in the violent actions carried out by his reckless sibling. In any civilized society such as the United States, where Prince-Kamal is domiciled, the actions by both siblings would have been deemed as credible national security threats and handled swiftly by the Department of Justice.

Alas, we are aware of the infecundity and dysfunctional state of our national security establishment under the current Akufo-Addo regime. Hon. Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, we wish to state categorically that, under no uncertain terms shall we members of NDC Washington-Metro, countenance nor suffer any form of apology on your part to Prince-Kamal Gumah, who beyond bewilderment, claims to be the Deputy Youth Organizer in the United States Chapter of the crumpling New Patriotic Party, projecting a rather sad state of affairs we must add.

Signed,

Members of NDC Washington-Metro Branch

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

Journalist

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