August 21, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Tain constituency, Ahmed Ibrahim has endorsed the contention by Communications Director for Nana Addo’s campaign team, Nana Akomea, that he felt insulted by the comments of Deputy Tourism Minister James Agyenim-Boateng on Joy FMs’ Newsfile programme Saturday.

James Agyenim-Boateng and Nana Akomea turned a contest of wits and intellect to one of insults, while discussing the hotly controversial mystery tape in which a voice alleged to be that of deputy Information Minister, Baba Jamal is heard promising some journalists cars and cash as reward for doing government’s bidding.

In statement to buttress his position, Mr. Agyenim-Boateng said “I think it betrays the intelligence of those who addressed that press conference to come up with something as ridiculous as that.”

Nana Akomea harshly responded “You are a stupid fool. If you will sit on this programme and call me unintelligent. You are a stupid fool, and you are a minister”.

But according to the NDC MP, words such as those used by James Agyenim-Boateng cannot be used on the floor of Parliament, since it could be described as insulting.

Speaking on Adom TV’s breakfast show, “Badwam,” on Multi TV on Monday, Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim called on Nana Akomea to reconsider the issue as well as consider his position and apologise.

The two men however refused to apologise to each other when they were interviewed on Monday on the same programme.

Source: Asempa FM