The news which is purported to be coming from the Al-Hajj newspaper has been denied by the paper’s editor, Alhaji Bature Iddrisu.
The Honourable Minister for Roads and Highways Inusah Fuseini however writes that, “I have not yet seen the Al – Hajj newspaper or is it an online publication? I was at the cabinet meeting and I can say without any fear of contradiction that the alleged publication is demonstrably and palpably false. Indeed, there is no iota of truth in what is allegedly being reported by the newspaper on the supposed fracas between the Vice President and the President at the last cabinet meeting.
In fact, it beats my imagination why anyone would concort such a story.
For a start, the Vice President and the President sit next to each other with the CoS following the VP, and then the Minister of Education, then the Minister of Chieftancy and Traditional Affairs before the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations in that order. On the other side of the President, the Minister of Agriculture is about the 10th in that roll. It definitely wouldn’t take Fifi or Haruna to restrain the President in the unlikely event that the President needs to be restrained.
I say ‘in the unlikely event’ because what is allegedly being reported is not in sync with the character of the President. And there is the issue of the ‘unknown dialect’ thrown in to further spice up the story. All the dialect the President speaks are known to all Ghanaians or a majority of Ghanaians including his cabinet ministers. I know the President briefly studied in Russia but I can’t say that for Fifi or Haruna for those words to be ‘unknown’ to us.
And lastly, who uttered the words in the unknown dialect, is it Fifi or Haruna? This alleged story is disgustingly repugnant and utterly mischievous.”
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur
Folks, the story making headlines on fb titled PREZ MAHAMA CLASHED WITH VEEP AMISSAH ARTHUR and sourced from The Alhajj Al-Hajj Newspaper is false and untrue. The AL-HAJJ hasn’t done such a story. Kindly ignore it. Alhaji Bature Iddrisu, managing editor. Thanx