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The lies and untruths peddled by National Democratic Congress (NDC) propagandists and apologists reached its peak when a member of the party’s communication team totally misinterpreted New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for political expediency.

The NPP flagbearer, addressing Ghanaians in London in the United Kingdom recently, used the expression “sound of decibel” to describe the diversity of audience that gathered at the Dominion Centre, Wood Green, to listen to his address.

Nana Akufo-Addo had said, “I have been told in this audience it is not just NPP people who are here…That majority from the sound of decibel. The majority is NPP but there are all other shades of opinion here as well. That is the way we want our country to develop.”

But longing to play mischief, Owula Mangotey, a member of the NDC Communication team, appeared on Radio Gold’s news analysis programme ‘Alhaji & Alhaji’ at the weekend and claimed Nana Akufo-Addo had insulted the NDC and its supporters by calling them “sons of Jezebel.”

However, the youth wing of the NPP says it had noted with “distaste” the attacks on Nana Akufo-Addo on various media by Owula, whom they described as “a self styled social commentator”.

A statement issued in Accra and signed by Anthony Abayifaa Karbo said Owula Mangotey should apologize to the NPP flagbearer for misinterpreting what he (Nana Akufo Addo) said in London and going ahead to make unsavory remarks about him.

According to Anthony Karbo, Owula Mangotey had claimed that “Nana Akufo-Addo described some section of the audience at the fully-packed hall in London recently as ‘Jezebels’ and proceeded to attack Nana Akufo-Addo, whilst quoting and juxtaposing his assertion and selective hearing with Biblical verses.”

The NPP youth Organizer said, “We want to point out to Owula Mangotey that Nana Addo never described anybody as Jezebels. What Nana Addo said was a decibel which is used to indicate the volume of sound/noise. What he claimed to have heard was total fabrication and far from what was on the tape he purported to be quoting from.

“We would not like to emulate Owula Mangotey in the culture of deliberately heaping insults on political opponents, like our opponents do anytime they get the opportunity.

The politics of our country, we believe, is about the development of this country and not vile propaganda and lies.”

Owula Mangotey, who was said to have taken a copy of the Old Testament of the Holy Bible into the studios, referred to 1 Kings and stressed that Jezebel, the “painted seductress of the Old Testament”, was an evil woman, when in fact the NPP flagbearer never made the expression “sons of Jezebel”.

In the speech, which was captured on tape, a copy of which is in the possession of Daily Guide, the NPP flagbearer clearly referred to the decibel, the high volume of cheers he was receiving from the crowd and not ‘Jezebel’, as Owula Mangotey wanted Ghanaians to believe.

Decibel (dB) is a logarithmic unit that is used to measure acoustics or sound. Nana Akufo-Addo stressed the need for Ghanaians to focus on competition of ideas for the development of the country, adding, “We must have to accept that we cannot all think in the same way”.

“It is not possible for all of us in this room to think the same way about everything. In fact was that to happen, it would be very unhealthy because it would be like we are robots and not thinking human beings.”

He said, “There are bound to be differences in opinions among us but these differences in opinions should not shake our allegiance to Ghana. The diversity, the different points of views enables the society to draw the best ideas for its government.

“Competition of ideas and not competition of insults is what we need. As for insults, it would not take us very far but ideas would take us a long way.”

Nana Akufo-Addo said peace, stability and freedom of Ghana is paramount than his personal ambitions, adding that the entire world is waiting to hear Africa’s success story and with the right leadership, he is optimistic Ghana will be Africa’s success story of the 21st Century.
Source: William Yaw Owusu /d-guide

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