- The Ningo Prampram MP confirms he’s at loggerheads with his predecessor and political mentor, E. T. Mensah
- Says he will only help the former MP as a constituent who needs help if he needed any
- MP reveals Mr E. T. Mensah turned down a series of apologies he rendered to him through leading members of NDC
Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram in the Greater Accra Region, Samuel Nartey George, has said he has taken the decision not to greet his predecessor, Enoch Teye (ET) Mensah when they meet anywhere.
He has, however, stated his readiness to help the former Youth and Sports Minister if he ever needs any help as a constituent.
Mr Sam George explained on Vim Talk on Adom TV, hosted by Afia Pokua that since the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries in 2015 when he defeated Mr Mensah, he has been at loggerheads with him for reasons he does not know.
After the NDC’s internal polls in 2015, Mr Mensah accused Same George of maligning and denigrating him on radio stations during the campaign.
“Sam George maligned and denigrated me through the media, therefore, I will only accept an apology if he offers it through the medium he used to destroy me,” Mr Mensah is reported to have told Accra-based Okay FM in 2015.
But Mr Sam George revealed that after the elections, he asked some important personalities within and outside of the NDC to apologise to Mr Mensah on his behalf but he refused to accept the apology.
The Prampram lawmaker said since Mr Mensah refused to accept his apology, he has also taken the decision not to greet him any time they met.
“In all honesty, as a Christian, I can’t lie, I don’t greet him whenever we see each other. The last three times that we met I didn’t greet him” Mr Sam Goerge said adding that: “I’ve taken a decision not to greet him because at the end of the day he doesn’t feed me, I also don’t feed him.”
He continued: “Post our primaries of 2015, I went to some dignitaries in an out of our party to apologise to him that if I offended him he should forgive me. The late former vice president Amissah Arthur set up a committee made up of Baba Kamara and Mr Sam Gabah and spoke to him but he still he didn’t listen to them”.
“I also went to Chiefs and traditional authorities in Ningo and Prampram, I went to Arch Bishop Palmer-Buckle, I went to a former Methodist Moderator for these people to apologise to him on my behalf but he still did not listen to them,” he revealed further.
“I remember the last time he came to parliament, I was in the company of three of my other colleague MPs but he shook hands with the three and snubbed me. It happens at funerals and other gatherings as well. This has gone on for years. I’ve given him respect, if he’ll not respect himself I’ll not allow him to bring me to his level.
“He is my constituent, I’m his MP if he needs any help as a constituent I’ll offer that help to him.”