Contrary to an earlier publication by the Publisher newspaper that Nii Amasah Namoale was manhandled by a bodyguard of ex-President John Dramani Mahama, the former legislator has rubbished the publication.
According to Former the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for La Dade Kotopong constituency, the said publication is intended to divert attention from the just ended constituency primaries of the NDC.
Speaking on the Platform Show on Peace FM, Nii Amasah Namoale told Nana Yaw Kesse that he was never slapped by any bodyguard of former President Mahama and called on the public to disregard the said publication.
He revealed that he was only prevented by the bodyguard of Mr. Mahama when he tried to get closer to him but at no point was he manhandled.
“If you are trying to get closer to someone and you are prevented, is that described as slap?” he quizzed.
The Monday edition of the Publisher newspaper reported that Nii Amasah Namoale has revealed that he was manhandled by bodyguards of John Dramani Mahama at a public event.
The report disclosed that the former lawmaker himself recounted how he was slapped in the face by a bodyguard of Mr. Mahama.
“I was slapped by a soldier, who was part of former President Mahama’s bodyguards, when the ex-president visited my constituency during the 2016 electioneering campaign period.”
It continued that the former leader was treated like a “tin god” when he was in power a situation that made it almost impossible for party gurus like himself to go near him.