Executive Secretary of the Ghana Free Zones Board, Kwadwo Twum Boafo says he is not surprised that the outgoing Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey claimed that some politicians attempted to bribe him with $100,000 to prevent him from making negative comments on national issues.
According to him, Reverend Martey’s allegation is a clear indication that he is doing the bidding of the largest opposition party and therefore will not be surprised to see Prof Martey as the next flagbearer of the NPP.
‘I am not surprised that Rev Martey will allege that some politicians tried to bribe him which he has failed to name them. I am a proud member of the ‘babies with sharp teeth’ and I pay tax too and so he is not the only one who pays tax.
“And did I hear him say that he would have unleashed dogs on those who came to his house to bribe him. In fact, he should have bitten the bribe givers when they came to his house and I think that would make the news. He should stop those unnecessary allegations” he declared.
Reacting to comments Rev Martey made at a press conference on Tuesday August 30 to the effect that some politicians had tried to bribe him to stop being critical of them, Mr Boafo dared the Man of God to name the politicians who attempted to bribe him.
Prof Martey alleged at the press conference that some politicians have made several attempts to bribe him to stop speaking on topical national issues.
But he defiantly stated that, he would not be perturbed by the criticisms and insults coming from some of these ‘babies with sharp teeth,’ notably in the ruling party.
“For me Osofo Martey, I will not keep quiet! These babies with sharp teeth. Yesterday [Monday], three numbers called to insult me… NDC.”
He further warned the NDC hierarchy that, “what they are allowing their people to do, they are alienating their party from the good people of Ghana and it will not augur well for them.”
But the outspoken cleric has since been condemned by elements of the governing NDC for his alleged affinity with the largest opposition NPP.
Twum Boafo however had a word for the newly elected Moderator, urging him to steer away from the “wrong direction” Prof. Martey had led the Presby Church into.