Former Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide
Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide

Deputy Minister for Information, Pius Enam Hadzide, has insisted he played no role in the Australia visa scandal.

Mr Hadzide, therefore, insists that no attempts by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to mar his reputation will work.

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According to him, his silence over the matter after his exoneration created the impression that he is weak, giving members of the NDC the opportunity to throw the matter in his face in every discussion.

The Deputy Sports Minister didn’t have it easy from the National Communication Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, on Tuesday when he joined him on a TV show for discussions on the subject of corruption.

Pius was ‘silenced’ by the NDC Communicator who felt he had no moral rights to talk about the subject, particularly, because he had been cited as having indulged in some shady activities himself in the past.

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But speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen, Mr Hadzide reiterated he was not responsible for the documentation of journalists who travelled to Australia.

The NDC should not take my meekness for my weakness because their allegations against me will not work. I have been quiet due to the respect I have for Ghanaians but that doesn’t merit them treating me anyhow, he said

The fact that we cannot find the person who was responsible does not mean I have to take the blame, he noted.

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Pius Hadzide was a Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports when Ghana participated in the Australian Commonwealth Games, which was marred with the news of people impersonating journalists.

Despite his exoneration, Pius Hadzide and the government have come under a barrage of attacks, particularly by members of the opposition who doubt the authenticity of the President’s actions.

Click on attached audio above and listen to Pius Hadzide

Source:|Adom News