The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George who claimed it was the Minister of Education who instigated the Thursday night scuffles that occurred in parliament has refused to retract or apologise for his claim.
Education minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh who released a statement on Friday to deny the allegations levelled against him by the Ningo Prampram MP also asked him to apologise for trying to tarnish his reputation.
But responding to the statement on Eyewitness News, Sam George asserted that, he owed the Education Minister no apology.
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“I stand fully and solely by the words I uttered in my interview this [Friday] morning on the Citi Breakfast Show. He should run away from it. He should rather be a man and admit that he did the wrong thing and stop running around and bundling words around.”
“I owe him no apology. He owes the honourable member from Tamale North an apology. And if he will be humble enough, he owes me an apology from four weeks ago,” the Ningo Prampram MP stated.
Sam George again stood by his claims that Dr. Opoku Prempeh called him a fool on the floor of Parliament for his actions, noting that Parliament’s Hansard “chose to omit some very unprintable words.”
“We were all in the chamber and I was not the only one who heard it. There were members of Parliament on our side who equally heard it and that is what triggered Alhassan Suhuyini’s anger… During the heckling, a lot of words were bundled around that didn’t make their way into the Hansard.”