Central Regional Director of Communications for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has refuted claims that he and a couple of NDC activists, are behind moves to disintegrate the Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings (FONKAR).
A group purporting to be Executives of the Central Regional Chapter of FONKAR, held a press conference announcing their resignation from FONKAR.
But a few hours after the press conference, the ‘real’ FONKAR group countered saying the organizers of that press conference are only some ‘mischievous elements’ and ‘nonentities’ in Cape Coast, their action is part of a grand scheme to destroy the reputation of the Rawlingses.
In a press release, the ‘real’ FONKAR group accused Ama Benyiwa Doe, Central Regional Minister and Mr. Allotey Jacobs, who they described as the 'NDC’s Bob Okala’, as masterminds of the press conference.
“We categorically state that none of our card bearing members has resigned from the organization and the executives and the entire members of the Central Regional FONKAR are united and we are solidly behind Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and President Rawlings, the founder of our party...This disgraceful act was orchestrated by the ungrateful and disgraceful elements in the party who were brought into political limelight by Mr & Mrs Rawlings. Ama Benyiwa Doe, the now Regional Minister was discovered by Mr. Rawlings, nurtured and clothed by Mrs. Rawlings. The collaborators of this shameful act are Allotey Jacobs, the so-called Communications Director who is well known to most of the party people as ‘NDC Bob Okala’, Mr. Adu Yeboah, the Regional Party Chairman and Abeiku Aggrey, the Regional Organizer,” the release said.
But speaking in an interview on Citi FM, Allotey Jacobs denied orchestrated attempts to fragment the group. He stressed that as an honorable politician, there is no way he will be involved in such an act.
“If I am Bob Okala that is okay; at times you need humour here and there…I am not aware of any press conference...I have never met them nor organized them to look as if they are FONKAR people. Allotey Jacobs is a political icon; they can give me names but when I talk it weighs, I don’t have a hand in this…” he said.
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