A Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa has described as shocking criticisms leveled against the Mahama-led administration by the immediate past Presbyterian Moderator, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey.
Rev. Martey at a press conference Tuesday said among other things that he will not allow what he described as “babies with sharp teeth” who are wasting the tax payers’ money to gag him since he contributes his quota to nation building by paying tax.
He alleged that some politicians have tried all means to muzzle him by attempting to bribe him with 100 thousand US dollars, a house and a V8 car.
His comment has nonetheless been met with mixed reactions as individuals, politicians and the church condemn his utterances.
Reacting to this, a Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, said the “utterances by Rev. Martey is shocking”, disclosing that Rev. Martey on a tour of the Presbyterian Secondary School in Accra in June this year spoke to him via Rev. Ebenezer Marquaye’s phone, applauding the Mahama-led administration for investing massively in education.
He added that the immediate past Moderator even invited him over for a lunch date, hence was surprised at the turn of events.
When Gold News contacted Rev. Ebenezer Marquaye who is the President of the Presby Old Boy Association, he confirmed that Rev. Martey indeed spoke to the Deputy Minister on his phone congratulating government for its numerous developmental works in the education sector.
Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the NDC, Kofi Adams, has disclosed the party will not engage in any form of verbal attacks with Rev. Professor Martey over his continues attacks on the ruling government.
He therefore challenged the immediate past Presby Moderator to mention names of persons he alleged attempted to bribe him.
story By: Doris Frimpomaah Adunyah/