Story by Michael Ofosu-Afriyie Kumasi
The Bosomtwi Constituency Executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have sworn to expose those behind series of malicious fabrications on the person of Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister.
Addressing a press conference early Tuesday, Addai Poku Aikins, Bosomtwi NPP Constituency Chairman denied claims that the Regional Minister was a tribalist.
He rather described Mr Osei Mensah as humane and a respecter of persons devoid of their backgrounds, ethnicity or religions.
Nowhere, the Chairman stated has the Regional Minister whom he had known for almost 30 years acted or stated his dislike for people who do not share his views, tribe or religion.
‘’I have known our regional minister for almost 30 years and I can say without a shred of doubt that he is the most humane person on earth and his dislike for corruption and petty thievery is legendary’’, Chairman Aikins stated with confidence.
The constituency chairman parried off claims that the regional minister was working against northerners in the region.
He described an audio which was in circulation across the country and purporting to be the voice of the Regional Minister as laughable.
The Regional Minister, Chairman Aikins noted does not have time to engage in such silly and infantile kind of politics.
Those behind these malicious tapes and fabricated stories will soon be exposed in a Rambo style manner, the Chairman posited.
‘’We know those who are behind these false and malicious stories about our regional minister and we also know their financiers but when our investigations are complete we will expose them’’, the NPP Chair mentioned.
Backing the chairman, Joseph Assuming, District Chief Executive for Bosomtwi revealed plans to pursue legal action when those behind the fabrications are uncovered.
These fabrications, the DCE noted are criminal in nature and wondered what will inform these persons to fuel such hate language.
The regional minister, the DCE stressed has displayed his abhorrence to corruption since his working days as public servant.
These noble qualities, the DCE stated has stood the Minister in good stead to be trusted by the President to appoint him as head of the Ashanti Region.
‘’We the people of Bosomtwi are proud to have Simon Osei Mensah as our former MP, regional Minister and father and we trust the good and discerning people of Asanteman feel same about him’’, Mr Assuming stressed.