Presidential staffer, Charles Bissue, has denied attacking Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency, George Mireku Duker.
According to him, the accounts being given by the MP is “gross misrepresentation of what transpired.”
The two New Patriotic Party (NPP) bigwigs reportedly engaged in a fight at the Kingston Hotel in Takoradi during a workshop for regional executives and parliamentary candidates.
The two have not been in good terms since the latter allegedly supported an independent candidate over the incumbent during the parliamentary primary.
However, the MP is blaming Mr Bissue, who is also the Western Regional Secretary of the NPP, for the brawl.
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In a rebuttal, the presidential staffer, in a statement copied to Adomonline.com, said he did not attack the MP as is being alleged.
“The reportage is a gross misrepresentation of what transpired at the party’s meeting on Monday, I wish to assure all that I neither physically attacked nor bit the finger of the MP for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency, Hon. Mireku Duker as widely reported. I was not the aggressor in this situation, as it is not in my nature, as anyone who knows me could attest,” he added.
Below is the full statement:
In response to the outrageously false allegations printed in Today(Wednesday)’s edition of The Daily Dispatch newspaper entitled ‘NPP Regional Secretary bites NPP MP, blood flows’ and Daily Guide newspaper entitled ‘NPP Gurus Trade Blows’ as well as earlier news articles from other online portals which began on Monday, 21 September, 2020, I write to debunk those News Articles.
The reportage is a gross misrepresentation of what transpired at the party’s meeting on Monday, I wish to assure all that I neither physically attacked nor bit the finger of the MP for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency, Hon. Mireku Duker as widely reported. I was not the aggressor in this situation, as it is not in my nature, as anyone who knows me could attest.
I am by this medium assuring all and sundry that, I will rather resort to the structures in the NPP to resolve this matter amicably. Much as I would like to publicize my side of the unfortunate incident, I am guided by the fact that the NPP has an election to prosecute and anything that distracts from the telling of the unparalleled achievements of this government will be a great disservice to the country and the Party that I have faithfully served. I am guided, as always, not by self-interest but by greater ideals and loyalties, and a firm belief that justice serves those who serve others, and that truth and honesty always prevails.
The NPP’s Constitution, Article 3, Sections 5A, 1-5 (Duties of a member) stipulates that:
- A member shall have the right and duty at all times to:
i. promote and defend the good name of the Party;
ii. protect the unity of the Party;
iii. be loyal and truthful to the Party;
iv. abide by and publicly uphold the decisions of the Party;
v. carry out his or her duties faithfully and with honesty to the best of his or her ability.
In accordance with the stated articles of the NPP Constitution, I’ll allow the party structures to handle the matter accordingly, and I will continue to focus on my work for our party and for our great country, undeterred and with conviction.
In deference to the eminent people who constitute the Grievance and Disciplinary Committee, I will not be issuing any further statement and I trust in the unflinching resolve of the Party to act expeditiously and fairly to all parties involved.
Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Onuawonto Bissue
Western Regional Secretary