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29-Aug-2012  
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THE CHIEF Executive of Food and Drugs Board (FDB), Dr. Stephen Opuni, yesterday suffered some humiliation at the hands of Deputy National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC,) Joshua Akamba, who hurled insults at him in the presence of other NDC gurus and the media.

Joshua Akamba, who was fuming with rage and panting for breadth, without mincing words, described Dr. Opuni as an idiot among other unprintable words.

Dr Opuni, who was reported to have a strained relationship with Joshua Akamba, allegedly accused the NDC Deputy National Organizer of organising thieves to invade his office to rob him some time ago.

Akamba, who was then seated on a wooden structure on the field at the Baba Yara Stadium with other party members where the NDC is congregating tomorrow for a conference to endorse President John Mahama as the party’s candidate for the December polls, suddenly became infuriated by the foul comment passed about him by Opuni, and responded in a harsh manner by hurling insults at the FDB boss.

Other party members present rushed in to restrain the angry-looking Akamba who was by then trying with all his might to reach the visibly-shaken Dr. Opuni, who was racing away from the NDC official.

The shameful incident occurred yesterday afternoon at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

All members of the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC), headed by the Regional Minister Dr. Kwaku Agyeman Mensah, security capos in the region, NDC national and regional executives and a section of the media were present when the incident occurred.

The confusion started when NDC bigwigs got divided over the venues for the endorsement of President Mahama and the party’s mammoth rally which is to follow the NDC congress.

Some party gurus including Joshua Akamba supported the idea that the two events be held at the Baba Yara Stadium in order to save party members the ordeal of walking under the scorching sun from the stadium to the Jubilee Park for the party rally.

Party sources hinted that other NDC kingpins like Dr Opuni, who was actively involved in the organization of the congress, insisted that the endorsement of the president be held at the Baba Yara Stadium, whilst the NDC rally comes off at the Jubilee Park.

As the NDC members and the REGSEC were discussing where the event should be held, Dr Opuni reportedly insulted Joshua Akamba for having an opposing view about where the venue for the event.

Dr. Opuni then allegedly accused the NDC Deputy Organizer over the alleged robbery and Joshua Akamba, who initially did not respond, however got agitated later on, as he started firing verbal assaults, most of which were unprintable, including describing Opuni as an ‘idiot’.

Realizing that Joshua Akamba was furious, Opuni surprisingly kept mute and managed to keep a distance from the outraged party man who was by then being restrained by other party gurus.

When Daily Guide left the Baba Yara Stadium around 4.00pm on Tuesday, NDC bigwigs were seen standing in groups still discussing where the two upcoming events should be held.

General Secretary of NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketiah had since announced that the rally will be held at the Jubilee Park.
 
 
 
Source: I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi/Daily Guide
 
 

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