Mr Prince-Kamal Gumah, a brother to the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has accused Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa of character assassination through the peddling of falsehood.
According to the business magnate, the former Member of Parliament’s Appointments Committee cast a slur on his reputation and image by portraying him as an uncivilised, violent and barbaric person
He further stated that, Mr Ablakwa’s labelling of him being a violent person “could potentially reverse everything he has strenuously worked for and achieved in life”.
In view of this, among others, he is demanding an unqualified apology from Mr Ablakwa who has already recused himself from the Appointments Committee of parliament.
This was contained in a statement signed and issued by Lawyer Justice Abdulai, who is the counsel for Mr Gumah, to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Kingsford Alban Sumanu Bagbin.
Lawyer Abdulai’s letter, which was under the instruction of Mr Gumah, implored the Speaker to use his high office to urge Mr Ablakwa to retract and apologise in writing or in public within a reasonable time.
Giving background information to the letter and its content, lawyer Abdulai, Counsel for businessman Mr Gumah, referenced certain events which occurred during the vetting of ministers.
During the vetting of the aforementioned minister on February 18, this year, then Member of the Appointments Committee, Mr S.O. Ablakwa displayed a picture of the peeved businessman. In the process, Mr Ablakwa, while asking his question, was said to have referenced the said picture and allegedly made comments which sought to portray Mr Gumah as a barbaric person.
“It is the information of our Client that but for the timely intervention of Chairman of the Committee,….the Hon Member would have descended into areas that would completely damage the reputation of our Client,” the letter stated.
It continued, “Our Client states that as a result of the innuendos and slur cast on his reputation by Okudzeto Ablakwa, his business interests across the world and political career have been adversely affected”.
The embittered businessman is America’s Deputy Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)) wing.
According to lawyer Abdulai, his client engaged with several international business organisations and entities in the building and constructions sector.
He added in the letter that Mr Gumah also deals in the oil and gas sector, pharmaceutical imports, media as well as cybersecurity.
In view of the magnitude of the influence of such international entities on his business interests’ operations and political advancement, the alleged conduct of Mr Ablakwa is deemed to be potentially harmful.
The alleged proclamations are said to be sinking the highly won reputation and business fortunes of Mr Gumah.
It is in the light of this that Mr Prince-Kamal Gumah, through his lawyers wants the Speaker to urge Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa to retract the said claims and apologise accordingly.Read Full Story