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24.04.2007 Politics

Amerley Tagoe fights off allegation

By Ghanaian Voice

Shocked by an allegation that she was refusing to work with a new assemblyman in her constituency because he is a supporter of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Hon. Theresa Amerley Tagoe exclaimed, “Me! I don't discriminate on partisan basis.

Whoever told you this was telling a dangerous lie.”

Speaking in a telephone interview, Madam Tagoe said she had always been calling the new assembly member to her place and that she even invited him to party in her house but he did not turn up.

The Ghanaian Voice had learnt that Madam Tagoe, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South in the Greater Accra Region, refused to work with the assembly member of the Gbebu electoral area, Hon. Wallace Nii Kommey, on the basis that he is a supporter of the opposition National Democratic Congress.

According to the story, Nii Kommey went to visit Madam Tagoe to introduce himself as the newly elected assemblyman when allegedly she burst out in anger and said, “I don't know you and I will never work with you, you can wait till your party, the NDC, comes to power so that they work with you.”

It was said that the MP was supposed to outdoor a contract awarded by the Urban Roads Commission to Nii Kommey, but instead she showed it to her favourite, whose name this paper could not lay hands on, but described by sources as an NPP stomach supporter.

Unlike this present Assemblyman, there was a very cordial relationship between the MP and the former assembly man, Hon. Theophilus Teye, who was also seen by the people as an NPP man.

“With the number of votes Kommey received in the recent election for Assemblyman/Woman; I think the MP feels that probably she is losing popularity with the people in the electoral,” Joseph Commey, a sympathizer of the NDC, said.

When caught up with the assemblyman Nii Kommey, he denied all the allegations and said that he frequently visits the MP in her house, adding that “even during the Easter holidays, she invited me to a party in her house but because of some equally important agenda I had I couldn't honour it.”

He indicated that though the electoral area is facing a lot of developmental problems, with the assistance of the MP, he would do his best as an assemblyman.

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