By Gifty Arthur
Minister of Communications, Ursula Gifty Owusu Ekuful, has threatened she will sue musician-turned politician, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as Kwame A Plus, for defaming her.
The Minister, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West, has in a strongly worded statement, asked the musician, to retract comments he made against her, apologize unconditionally or else she would carry out her threat.
He has up till Friday June 1, 2018, to do the needful by eating back his words.
But before the statement could be published, A Plus has hit back saying he will do no such adding he wont be intimidated.
He wrote “Thieves!!! Bunch of fucking thieves. When you were waking me up at dawn to accuse John Mahama of everything, did he sue m? Intolerant motherfuckers!!! You people will regret knowing me.
I will fight you till I drop dead. This is Kwame A Plus guy is a whole new Ghanaian. I’m not afraid of anyone. You can’t intimidate me. You just can’t. Nobody!!! I’m not one of the people you can intimidate in Ghana. Fuck that shit!!!”
The statement issued yesterday from Mrs. Ekuful’s lawyers, Sarfo and Marfo @ Law, follows a post by the musician, who happens to be a member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The said post on May 23, 2018, accused President Akufo-Addo of ordering for the arrest of the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas expose, to cover up corruption allegation against the Minister.
He went on saying, the government was only pretending by sacrificing the football capo, because of the raging opposition of the contract by the likes of IMANI Ghana over the Kelni GVG over US$89 million contract which it described as a careless duplication of jobs and a needless drain on the country’s scarce resources.
The artiste also said, he knew what the outcome of the investigation was going to be, so far as the case is being looked into by the CID boss, Maame Tiwa Addo Dankwa.
“Kwasi Nyantakyi is only being sacrificed to cover up the 89/178 million dollars GVGKelni stinking scandal. Just about a year ago I accused Asenso of being corrupt.
Hon. Kennedy Agyapong is said to have also accused Ursula Owusu of being corrupt and alleged that people are charged huge sums of money before they are allowed to see the president.
We were both invited by the CID. A year on, IMANI Ghana, is asking the same Ursula Owusu, to resign because of some shady deals at the communication ministry and NCA.
It is even suspected that this dodgy deal is the reason why a board member has resigned and many who do not want to be implicated in anyway will follow”, he said.
But the Minister is unimpressed and has ordered the musician to retract and apologize as she argues the post sought ‘To ostensibly tarnish her hard won reputation and to reduce her image in the eyes of right thinking members of society”.
The law firm, also denied that their client was involved in shady deal.
“We are instructed to notify you that our client takes a serious view of your defamatory publication on facebook and would not hesitate to commence legal action against you if the said publication is not retracted on or before Friday, 1st June, 2018
We are also instructed to notify you to reduce unqualified apology in the same medium and prominence in the matter that your libelous publication was done.
The statement concluded “Please be informed that if you fail to retract and apologise to our client on or before Friday, 1st June, 2018, we shall proceed to Court to vindicate our client’s rights without any further recourse to you”. Effort to reach Kwame A Plus proved futile as a call to his MTN number could not go through.