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Maurice Ampaw Isn’t Our Spokesperson- NPP Asserts

The Chief Scribe of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Justin Kodua Frimpong, has clarified that Maurice Ampaw has not been appointed as a spokesperson for the party.

Consequently, the party has distanced itself from the comments made by the lawyer during his programme on Wontumi TV over the weekend.

“The party does not recognize Maurice Ampaw.”

This means Maurice and the management of Wontumi TV are solely responsible for answering for their broadcast, which has been deemed disrespectful to traditional authorities.

His comments came on the back of a summon issued to the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako by the Kumasi Traditional Council over an alleged distasteful comment directed at Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, which has since infuriated Asanteman.

Before he could honour the summon on January 22, Maurice is reported to have taken to the TV station and denigrated the traditional rulers over the summon.

“Someone by the name Maurice Ampau has disrespected us on Wontumi’s TV station over the summon we issued to him today. He used unprintable words on us. Who is Wontumi that we cannot summon here? The traditional media is meant to educate and impart knowledge not to disrespect traditional rulers,” the Akwamu Division of the Council decried when the NPP appeared before the Council without Mr Antwi Boasiako.

“Don’t let anyone come and throw away what you used years to gather,” Kyeame Kwaku Wusu warned the NPP as he added his voice to condemn the recent trend by some party members.

The Council in issuing a final timeline for the Regional Chairman to appear before it on Monday, January 29, also demanded the appearance of Maurice Ampaw and the management of Wontumi TV.

The NPP assured of compelling the Regional Chairmain before the Council, noting further excuses will not be countenanced.

“We will dissociate ourselves from any other excuse he gives this time around,” he stated after earlier conveying that Wontumi was sick and had been admitted to a hospital where he is receiving treatment and could therefore not appear before the Council.

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