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After Losing Debate On BOST, NDC Seeks Shelter In Slander …But Smear-Attempts At Akufo-Addo’s Daughter Backfire

Published in politics Monday, 10 July 2017 10:07

By Frank Amponsah

The Minority NDC, after failing in its attempt to smear the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) and the reputation of the Managing Director of Bulk Oil Storage And Transportation Company Limited (BOST), as well asPresident, has resorted to casting slanderous aspersions at Edwina Akufo-Addo, daughter to President Nana Akufo-Addo.


But in a swift rebuttal, Edwina Akufo-Addo described the NDC and its communicators as losers who are seeking other avenues to dent peoples’ images.

She stated that in a release yesterday that, “I am fully aware that this fabrication is not about me. It is said that “when the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser”. This is, yet, another example of the NDC trying to tarnish the image of my father, the President of the Republic.”

“…They have, since 2008, tried without success, and one would have hoped that they would have learnt their lessons by sticking to the facts and telling the truth, rather than propagating falsehoods.”

According to Edwina Akufo-Addo, the allegation by the NDC man is false, stressing that, “I have no such involvement in this matter. I have no relationship with any of the two companies, Movenpinaa Energy and Zupoil which have been mentioned and have admitted to having been involved in the transaction of the said off-spec product. I have done NO BUSINESS with BOST or its MD, Alfred Obeng Boateng, and can, therefore, not be in a position to be described as "deeply involved" in this transaction or any other transaction whatsoever with BOST.”

 “If I may stress, I have NEVER had any interaction with any of the two companies involved or any personalities connected with these two companies.”

She stressed that, she had no business in the petroleum sector, whether  upstream or downstream, and has no commercial interest with BOST, Movenpiina Energy or Zupoil, and believes that her response brings full clarity on the matter as far as the rumours and fabrications involving her name are concerned.

The sale of some 5 million litres of contaminated fuel at BOST has been a subject of public discussion in recent weeks with pressure mounting on the Managing Director of BOST, Alfred Obeng to resign.

Meanwhile, aware of his innocence in all these matters, Mr. Alfred Obeng has rejected calls of resignation insisting of no wrongdoing in the sale of the contaminated fuel to private companies.

Subsequently, the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) in a statement cleared the MD of any wrongdoing.

The NDC and its communication hirelings were cut to size when the National Security and Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) released findings form investigations they conducted into the false claims by the minority in respect of the sale of off-speck product at BOST.

However, the NDC refused to rest in its actions to ensure that, it dragged the President into the mud.

After series of press conferences by theHaruna Iddrisu-led NDC which failed in its entirety, a communications team member of the party, Sammy Gyamfi, alleged that one of the daughters of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was rumoured to be deeply involved in the contaminated oil saga at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST).

This, he claimed has led to the loud silence of the President on the saga adding that the BOST saga is huge enough to attract the attention of the President.

Sammy Gyamfi was quoted as saying that, “I’m hearing rumours that one of Akufo Addo’s daughters, Edwina is deeply involved in the matter so is it the reasons why he is silent? This BOST issue can’t be swept under the matter looking at its gargantuan nature. This is not a matter the president should be silent about.”


He made these frivolous claims on Asempa FMs Ekosii Sen Programme last Friday.

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