Josiah Aryeh To Sue ‘General Mosquito’?

Johnson-Asiedu-NketiaThe presidency has tagged the chairman of the National Democratic Party, Dr. Josiah Aryeh, as an attention seeker who lacks substance in his arguments on national issues.

It has challenged him to go to court if he has evidence to prove that current government officials are corrupt thieves.

The former general secretary of the NDC told a gathering of NDP supporters over the weekend that the President had appointed a gang of thieves who are looting the country’s meagre resources.

He also said Ghana was in a state of leaderlessness under President Mahama.

Responding to these criticisms  yesterday, presidential staffer, Dr. Clement Apaak described Dr. Aryeh’s claims as irresponsible.

“I was shocked and surprised because I would have thought that people who believe that they have evidence indicating malfeasance in society generally or in government would do the right thing by providing such information to the requisite state institutions”.

“If you have statements coming from somebody who has a legal background and has held political office…you wonder whether it is not for pure political propaganda and the search for attention and a means to be heard,” Dr. Apaak said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Ayeh has threatened to sue his successor Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

He said it was “irresponsible” for Mr. Nketiah to call him a thief and a bribe taker.

Dr. Aryeh, who is now a leading member of an NDP, said the NDC general secretary is a liability to the governing party.

But Mr Asiedu Nketia said he was ready to face him in court, insisting “I doubt if  (Dr. Ayeh) has any reputation left to be destroyed”.

Mr. Asiedu Nketia had accused Dr. Ayeh of taking bribes from the New Patriotic Party and stealing two cars belonging to the NDC during his tenure as the party’s general secretary, allegations, he has flatly denied.

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