Fact check: Image of George Andah holding a gun is two years old

Fact check: Image of George Andah holding a gun is two years old

- Awutu Senya West Constituency MP, George Nenyi Andah, has described as misleading, a publication of an image of him holding a gun

- According to the MP, the image is two-years-old and he didn't threaten to kill supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) with it

- The MP explained that the picture was taken while playing the role of a musketeer at a traditional ceremony

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A deputy minister of communications, Nenyi George Andah, has rubbished news making rounds that he recently visited a voters’ registration center brandishing a gun.

In a statement, the lawmaker said the said picture was taken two years ago during the enstoolment of his boss Ursula Owusu-Ekuful as a Development Queen at Akyem Asuom.

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Awutu Senya West Constituency MP, George Nenyi Andah. Source: Myjoyonline.com
Source: UGC

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“I, therefore, urge all discerning Ghanaians to take note and treat with utmost contempt such malicious actions, intended to create mistrust and provoke unnecessary tension, especially in these months leading to the general elections,” he said in the statement.

Below is a video showing Mr. Andah at the said event and posted by a Facebook user on September 29, 2018, with the caption: “George Andah -supporting his Boss Ursula Owusu -Ekuful who is being enstooled as Enkosuohemaa at Akyem Asuom #Gunshot“

His comment follows trolls from social media users after some media outlets reported on the image of the MP holding a gun, days after the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East and Minister for Special Development Initiatives, Hawa Koomson admitted to firing same at a registration centre in Kasoa.

Calling for her resignation, members of the opposition NDC had also asked the President, Nana Akufo-Addo to sanction Mr. Andah for threatening Ghanaians and disrupting the peace in the country.

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But reacting to this, the Awutu Senya West legislator urged Ghanaians to disregard the “malicious action, intended to create mistrust and provoke unnecessary tension especially in these months leading to the general elections’.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that respected private legal practitioner, John Ndebugri, has described President Nana Akufo-Addo as an “untruthful’ person.

According to the former Member of Parliament(MP) for Zebilla Constituency Ghanaians should vote out the NPP government led by Akufo-Addo because they do not care about the lives of the people.

The lawyer also noted that President Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party (NPP) have flouted all the COVID-19 protocols put in place.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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