RE:NDC Parliamentary Candidate Urges “Skirt and Blouse” Voting
My attention has been drawn to a publication on peacefmonline.comwith the aforementioned headline which is being attributed to me. Without wasting much time, let me put it on record without fear of contradiction that the said publication is spurious and must be treated with the needed contempt it deserves.
It is not surprising that the said story is emanating from the stables of a news website which has for some time now gained remarkable achievement for absolute creativity and total disregard for the key journalistic ingredient called, truth.
For the records, the chiefs and opinion leaders of Tebu, one of the villages in the constituency invited me to a meeting last week Thursday to discuss how to solve problems affecting them. I dutifully honoured their invitation, and I was supported by the constituency organizer, the constituency women organizer and her deputy, the constituency deputy youth organizer who doubles as assemblyman of the area and other members of my campaign team.
At no point in time during our deliberation was the issue of who to vote for in this year’s election came up for discussion. Is it not ironic, if not baffling, that I will impress on electorates to vote for me and vote against President Mahama in a constituency that has kept faith with the NDC since 2004 when it was created?
This publication is nothing far from fictional journalistic work cooked in a dilapidated kitchen of falsehood and deceit, and I appeal to the general public to ignore it for what it is-an obvious concoction intended to serve as stumbling block to our quest not only to retain the Domeabra-Obom seat, but deliver 90 percent of the presidential vote in aide of President Mahama’s one-touch victory. My support for President Mahama and his re-election bid is unquestionable and cannot be tainted with fictional piece of journalistic work by persons behind this dastardly act.
I demand a retraction and an unqualified apology from managers of peacefmonline.com. While on it, I have referred the matter to my lawyers for advice.
Sophia Karen Ackuaku
NDC Parliamentary Candidate, Domeabra-Obom