Bagbin Should Stop Spewing Lies - Omane Boamah

Former Minister for Communications, Dr Edward Omane Boamah has asked Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo to stop spewing lies about the party and former President John Mahama as he goes round soliciting for votes to become next flagbearer of the party.

He is therefore challenging him to a one-on-one policy debate.

Alban Bagbin has slammed former President John Mahama’s appointment of Dr. Omane Boamah as Communications Minister.

According to him the former Communications Minister is a “stammerer” so could not propagate well the message of the NDC government as he wastes time in coming out.

“I learnt from tradition that it is not the Chief that speaks, it is the Linguist and, so, when you are a leader, you must have a very good Linguist.

“When Prof [Atta Mills] was in power, Haruna Iddrisu was our Linguist in charge of communication, when my brother John [Mahama] came to power, he substituted him for Dr Omane Boamah who is a natural stammerer,” said Bagbin during his tour of the Volta Region.

He added: “He is a very intelligent boy, he is smart but when he is speaking, he wastes time in coming out and Ghanaians do not have that much patience, so, they are always looking for those that are rattling.

“So, even though you might have a good message, you will not succeed in marketing that message because somebody is there from the other side rattling and they are listening to him, so, we came down."

But in a short facebook post, the former Minister for Communications indicated that Hon. Haruna Iddrisu was not in charge of Information under the late Prof. Atta Mills.

"Mahama Ayariga was spokesperson but was later moved to two other ministeries.

"Later, a ministry for Information was created with Hon.John Akologo Tia, Hon. Fritz Baffoe and Zita Okaikoi as ministers.

"He should stop telling the lies," he added.

The legislator who has been speaking of late has also questioned why Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa was made  Deputy Education Minister in charge of Tertiary.

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa was unfit and not qualified

“We had very good material in our last government but the placement was wrong. Look at my son-in-law Ablakwa; brilliant handsome young man but he had problems before he got his certificate at Legon. You recall they almost rusticated him.

“After he came to do his national service in Parliament and joined politics, he was made a deputy Minister for Education in Charge of Tertiary. [So for] the lecturers, what are you telling them? Some of these decisions affected us a lot,” he said.