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26-Sep-2011  
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The Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko has stated that he would not in any way apologise to the deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Omane Boamah for the insulting word he used to describe a comment made by the Minister.

Gabby Otchere Darko however stated that he never insulted the Minister but only described the reckless comment made by the minister as “stupid” which he does not regret.

In a discussion on the third celebration of the Founder’s day marked on Wednesday September 21, on Joy FM, the deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Omane Boamah described Dr. J. B. Danquah, a founding member of the United Party (UP) an antecedent of the New Patriotic Party, as a CIA agent.

Obviously incensed by the comment from the deputy Minister, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, grandson of Dr. J. B Danquah described the Minister's statement as “stupid”.

“This is stupidity…you consider a founder of Ghana as a CIA agent, what stupidity is this? . ..this is pure stupidity.”

Asked by host of the show to apologize to listeners and Dr. Omane Boamah for his insulting language, Gabby only apologized to listeners and vehemently refused to offer an apology to the deputy Minister after which he was subsequently asked to leave the studio.

Gabby Otchere Darko added that intellectual discussions should not involve people like Dr. Omane Boamah.

“When you want us to have an intellectual programme like this, you don’t bring people like this. I am not going to apologise, I can apologise to the audience but not him. He insults J.B. Danquah and you want me to apologise to him? …I am not going to do that, why should I do that? … If that is what you want I will walk out on your programme, I won’t do it. ”

Asked on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday September 26, by host Bernard Avle whether he was ready to apologise to the deputy Minister, Gabby Otchere Darko said he still stands by what he said even though he believes his choice of word was a bit harsh.

“I did not say that the man is stupid; I thought that the man insulted the memory of J. B Danquah when he reduced everything that J. B Danquah did for Ghana particularly from 1923 to when he died in prison in 1965 as betrayer of the Nationalist project and reduced him to being a CIA agent. I thought that was most insulting and I told him that such a statement was irresponsible and I used the word stupid and I still stand by what I meant to say”.
 
 
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