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I didn’t call anyone a witch – Ursula fights back

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Communications Minister, has rubbished recent reports in the media alleging that she referred to critics of the governing New Patriotic Party as witches, ABC News can report.

The Communications Minister noted that she never made any such remarks and referred to the statements and impression created as false while demanding an immediate apology and retraction by media houses that propagated the information.

The Ablekuma West MP explained that “She merely touted the NPP Government’s achievements as remarkable and tangible and asserted that only blind propagandists would feign ignorance of these visible achievements which were obvious and had touched every home in this country” and insisted that she “never called anyone a witch for complaining,” ABC News can report.

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful stood by her submission that the youth should be fearless in negating propaganda messages and deliberate misinformation of facts put out by naysayers of the government.

The legislator iterated that she respects the views of everyone whether or not she agrees with them but asserted that it will not, in any way, stop her from expressing her disagreements if the need be.

She intimated that she is she “respects the right of all Ghanaians to have their own opinions about any issue though she may not agree with it. She will continuously proclaim the envious achievements of the NPP Government to all and not relent in defusing the false reportage and vile propaganda put out by others.”

Read Ursula Owusu-Ekuful’s press release

23rd October 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The attention of the Office of the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has been drawn to the false and misleading headline and story, originally published by Mynewsgh, on 21st October, 2019 and which has subsequently been published by other media houses, suggesting that the Member of Parliament has called Ghanaians witches for complaining about the NPP government.

1. The Member of Parliament never called anyone a witch for complaining.

2. She merely touted the NPP Government’s achievements as remarkable and tangible and asserted that only blind propagandists would feign ignorance of these visible achievements which were obvious and had touched every home in this country.

3. The Member of Parliament urged the youth to boldly respond to propagandists with the truth and to itemise the strides made by the NPP government in the past two and half years, just as the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia recently did during the NABCO anniversary celebrations. She never instructed the youth to shut complainants down as the news article purportedly suggested.

4. We take serious exception to this false story which has received wide circulation, readership, and subsequent publication from other media houses and demands a retraction and apology.

5. The Office also urges the public to disregard these false media reports and treat them with the contempt they deserve. Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful respects the right of all Ghanaians to have their own opinions about any issue though she may not agree with it. She will continuously proclaim the envious achievements of the NPP Government to all and not relent in defusing the false reportage and vile propaganda put out by others.

Truth is the only antidote for lies and propaganda.

ISSUED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT.

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