Friday, October 31, 2008

Kufuor’s ultimatum to NDC ends today

President John Kufour's ultimatum to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to substantiate allegations of his indebtedness to a Kuwaiti oil company to the tune of $5 billion ends today October 31, 2008.

The President gave the two-week ultimatum at a press conference which was addressed by his Spokesperson and Press Secretary Andrew Awuni on Tuesday October 16, 2008  at the Castle, Osu.

The NDC had repeated in an official statement, an allegation of the President's indebtedness to a Kuwaiti oil company by a newspaper, the Weekly Standard which is edited by Mr. Victor Smith, the former Special Assistant to former President Rawlings.

The President demanded that the NDC should retract or justify the allegations with evidence as has been printed by their sponsored newspapers and repeated in the party's official position.

But in a reaction, the NDC called the President's bluff and challenged him to go to court, insisting that, the party did not make any allegations against him, but only pointed out scandals about him that the newspaper had published to assist him to clear himself of the allegations.

The NDC through its Propaganda Secretary, Fiifi Kwetey dared the President to go to court.

As the ultimatum ends today, it is yet to be seen if the court action or otherwise would be instituted.


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