A former Deputy Minister of Communication in the John Mahama administration, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has denied allegations that he pocketed some $6million meant to be given to some members of the Electoral Commission (EC).
He had also refuted allegations that he used the said money to purchase houses valued at $3million at East Legon.
There are claims that he received an amount of $12 million which was supposed to be given to EC officials during the 2016 elections but he kept half of the amount and gave the other half to the removed EC Chairperson Charlotte Osei, when he realised that the NDC was going to lose the elections.
However, Mr Kwakye Ofosu said in a statement on Saturday June 30, 2018 that he had noticed an audio in circulation on social media in which a Commissioner at the EC, Mrs. Pauline Dadzawa, was heard making the allegations.
He emphasised that “the claims made by Mrs Dadzawa are false, baseless and malicious and a figment of her obviously fertile imagination” and insisted that “at no time before, during or after the 2016 elections, was I given money by anyone for the purpose described by her”.
He further served notice of his intentions to sue if the allegations were not retracted in the next few days.
“I am by this statement demanding an immediate retraction of the malicious claims by Mrs Dadzawa, failing which my lawyers have standing instructions to commence legal action against her and all others who spread the falsehood she peddled in the tape,” he noted.
Mr Kwakye Ofosu pointed out that he had not acquired any mansions as being alleged by his opponents.
He said his critics were wrongly linking him to certain comments made by founder of the NDC that an official of the past government bought houses at East Legon at $3million shortly after the 2016 elections.
“I have also noted that some New Patriotic Party (NPP) activists, operating mostly from the Presidency, have splashed posts and pictures on social media that seek to use Mrs. Dadzawa’s falsehoods to justify yet another falsehood: that I was the subject of claims by former President Rawlings at this year’s June 4th event at Madina, that an official of the previous government had purchased two houses in Accra at $3 million.
“While acknowledging that Mr. Rawlings did not mention my name or attribute the said house purchase to me in his speech, I wish to state that I have not bought any houses of the sort described by Mr. Rawlings,” he explained.
He has subsequently urged the public to disregard the allegations against him.
Story: Gottlieb BAAKO
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