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31-Aug-2016  
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The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dared the outgoing Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt Rev. Prof Emmanuel Martey, to name the politicians he alleges tried to bribe him with $100,000 in order to gag him.

The man of God at a Press conference on Tuesday claimed that the said politicians whose names he failed to mention also promised him a mansion at Trassaco and a four wheel drive which he declined.

Rt Rev. Prof. Martey who is known to speak his mind on socio-political issues and has been a critic of the Mahama-led administration stated that nobody including politician can gag him not even through bribes as he’s not bribable.

“Listen, politicians have tried all means to muzzle me but they can’t. Politicians came to my house with bribes, fat envelopes… $100,000. And also with the promises that if you keep quiet we’ll give you a house at Trassaco with swimming pool and four wheel drive. These people were lucky that I did not have big dogs in my house, else I would have released the dogs to bite them for the whole world to ask Papa Moderator why are you so cruel and I will tell them, ask them what they came to do.

He added:”You know what, they have tried all means to muzzle me but they couldn’t and they can’t. You know, what I will speak today, and speak tomorrow. You know the tax I pay, when my pay slip comes and I see the tax I pay, I get worried, but at the same time I say praise be to God because it’s going to build our Nation. Then when my tax goes, you babies with sharp teethes steal the money and you don’t want us to talk? We will talk today and talk tomorrow. I pay tax but some of them don’t pay tax. Even the petrol allowance that is given me I pay tax on each gallon.”

But reacting to the Moderator’s comments on Starr News, the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, George Lawson will not be allowed to make such blanket statements unchecked.

“No astute politician will behave like the people he’s talking about, no politician will come to you a man of God with $100,000 in envelopes, meanwhile that amount cannot go into any fat envelopes. If you say chop boxes then may be fine, but not envelopes. All I can deduce from that is that may be he was just being trapped. He’s mentioned $100,000, did he count the money for him to know it was $100,000. When someone says they brought me that amount it means he either saw it or countered it. We in the NDC believe in the freedom of speech, so if Prof. Martey believes something is going wrong, he’s free to speak; nobody is preventing him from commenting on national or any issues at all.”

He also dismissed claims by the Moderator that some supposed NDC members called him on phone and insulted him.

“The calls that he received, did it come with the caller ID as NDC on the phone? Please let’s be serious, he’s a  man of God…the Pope has been insulted more than him, but have you seen the Pope reacting this way,” Mr Lawson asked?

 
 
 
Source: kasapafmonline.com
 
 

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