Solomon Nkansah, Deputy Communications Officer of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the National Communications Director of the opposition New Patriotic (NPP), Nana Akomea for issuing a fake statement in his [Nkansah’s] name to foot soldiers of the party to receive refunds of monies from ‘abnormal’ electricity charges.
A letter which circulated on social media and was attributed to Solomon Nkansah had it that, all card bearing members of the NDC who have been affected by the over billing of electricity charges, were to meet at their various regional party offices to be given refunds of their monies.
But Solomon Nkansah speaking in an interview with Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio said, his investigations has revealed that Nana Akomea and his aid kofi Agyapong faked the letter to score cheap political points and discredit him [Nkansah].
According to him, the NPP are scheming against the NDC over the decision of the Public Utility Regulation Commission (PURC) to suspend the new billing software introduced by the Electricity of Ghana (ECG).
Solomon Nkansah explained, the NPP are engaging in various frivolous schemes to give government a bad name over the mishaps and over billing of consumers by the ECG.
The NPP he emphasied had wanted the NDC to have defended the ECG over the billing so they could lambast government for that, but since their ploy failed, they have issued a fake statement to discredit him.
He revealed that government initiated a body together with the Power Ministry, PURC and other stakeholders to probe complains of consumers hence the directive by the PURC for the ECG to suspend their billing.
Solomon Nkansah added, only a mentally challenged person will issue such a fake statement to discredit his political opponent and has dared Nana Akomea to deny the allegations and see what will happen after that.
He warned Nana Akomea that he will disgrace him if he tries to deny issuing the statement.
Meanwhile Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, lawyer Mike Ocquaye Jnr. was disappointed that Solomon Nkansah blames his boss [Akomea] for the fake statement issued in his [Nkansah’s] name.
According to him, although the statement is fake, blaming Nana Akomea is unfortunate, sheer propaganda and baseless. He stressed the said letter did not come from the headquarters of the opposition NPP