Monday, 08 March

NDC summons Atubiga for endorsing Eugene Arhin's alleged wealth-grabbing

Stephen Atubiga

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has invited one of its members, Stephen Atubiga, for questioning over his alleged public endorsement of wealth-grabbing.

Mr Atubiga made the comment in defence of the alleged wealth amassed by Mr Eugene Arhin, the Acting Director of Communication at the Presidency, as claimed by his wife in a leaked divorce petition.

The social democratic party, however, said in a letter to Mr Atubiga that it found the comment to be variance with its values, thus, the summons.

“I write in respect of a news item captioned: ‘Only Useless Politicians Retire Poor’, published on Ghanaweb on Saturday the 13th of February 2021, which was attributed to you.

“The report indicated that you have allegedly chided Ghanaians criticising Eugene Arhin of the NPP for amassing wealth in the space of four years.

“Excerpts from the statements you are alleged to have made include: It is wise that as an individual working, there is the need to amass wealth so you can give back to your parents and society for contributions made to your upbringing”

“It is only a politician who led a wayward life who will retire poor”, the letter said.

It added: “FEC finds the above statements unfortunate, especially when they are not consistent with the very principles on which the NDC is founded”.

“Consequently, you are invited to meet FEC on Wednesday, the 24th of February 2021 at the party Head Office, Adabraka at 2:30 pm, to explain to FEC why disciplinary actions should not be taken against you”.