Member of Parliament for La Dedekotopon,Nii Amasah Namoale is hot over mounting accusations from his constituents that he has nominated his alleged secret lover and personal secretary, Rita Odoley Sowah, for the position of Municipal Chief Executive for the newly-created La Dedekotopon Municipal Assembly in Accra.
The constituents believed she was not qualified for the job. The MP is seeking a third term office, but the Rita Odoley Sowah issue had thrown his campaign off gear, to the extent that he publicly announced that he might step down as a parliamentary candidate. He admitted that Rita had worked under him for several years but denied they were in an amorous relationship.
Amasah Namoale, a Deputy Minister for Agriculture in charge of fisheries, was accused of using his position to slight other contenders for the MCE job, so as to ensure his personal secretary gets the job. Daily Guide sources from the Constituency said tongues were wagging over the development and that NDC leadership was unable to calm tempters down until the situation went out of control last Friday when Namoale and the leadership of one the several groups pushing the allegations, clashed on Peace FM, trading accusations and counter accusations. Namoale confirmed using his position to lobby for his personal secretary to become MCE, but denied having any erotic relationship with the lady.
Sounding peeved, Namoale put on record last Friday during the Peace FM 6:00pm news bulleting that as far as he was concerned, Rita Sowah was the best person to become MCE because she had served him and the party “so much and so well” by wring letters and monitoring the receipts of scholarship beneficiaries.
On the issue of competence, Namoale said Rita Sowah was “almost a graduate” and therefore the persons questing her competence did not understand the definition and meaning of the word. “Do you understand what competence means? That Obodai Sodja or whatever; does he understand what competence means? He should go and check her interview and see whether or not she was able to answer the questions that were asked her.
Rita is not my lover, when you are working with a female and people want to destroy her, they start to say you are flirting with her. If she was my lover, I would beat my chest and say she is my lover. But she is not my lover. I work with her and she did a lot of work in my office. She has worked so much and so well. She is behind my performance in Dadekotopon.
She writes my letters and when I give scholarships, she monitors and follows them for the receipts. She is monitoring my projects and my common fund’, Namoale told Peace FM. He accused dissatisfied constituents of being puppets who had allowed themselves to be manipulated by persons with other motives.
Source: Halifax Ansah-Addo
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