The Member of Parliament for Subin Constituency and a Deputy Minister of Works and Housing Hon Eugene Boakye Antwi has threatened to sue the New Crusading Guide Newspaper and Today Newspaper for defamation of character.
The New Crusading Guide and Today Newspapers on Monday 13th January, 2020 reported that tempers flared at a delegates meeting at the Subin Constituency on Monday when an elder of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, Frederick F Antoh, whilst addressing delegates inadvertently revealed that constituency executives received largess from President Akufo-Addo to be shared among the delegates as Christmas gift.
According to the paper, The Member of Parliament, Eugene Boakye Antwi is alleged to have received the bounty from President Akufo-Addo since 2017, but never shared them as directed.
“We thank President Akufo-Addo for his kind gesture. I understand that all of you received a token from the president as your Christmas gift,” FF Antoh is reported to have said, provoking spontaneous uproar from the delegates.
Mr. Antoh’s assertion, according to reports, infuriated some of the delegates, who interrupted his speech and pointed out to him that, that was not the case at the Subin Constituency.
But Speaking on Ashh Fm’s National Agenda this morning , Hon Eugene Boakye Antwi vehemently refuted the allegation been leveled against his persona and stated categorically that he has never received any money from the presidency to be disbursed to the delegates of Subin.
The furious legislator called on the two newspapers to retract their publications or face legal action.
‘I have taken this matter very serious, I’m giving the papers 7 days ultimatum to retract and apologies or face legal wrath’
He told show host Oderfour Qwasi Kay that, the issue is purely party matters and he doesn’t want to talk much about it in the media , ’ what I want to put on record is that I have never received any money from the presidency to be given to the delegates of Subin, the party is being ran by executives’
He revealed that, he has instructed the party executives to printout the constituency’s bank statement to ascertain the supposed money that has been coming from the presidency.