Member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Atubiga has apologized to the leadership of the party for his comment over the properties of the spokesperson at the presidency, Eugene Arhin.
It would be recalled that the wife of Eugene Arhin filed for a divorce suit and cities some properties belonging to the husband that she want her fair share of them but later amended the petition as most of the properties came out as not belonging Mr. Arhin.
But when the issue came up and many were wondering how Eugene Arhin managed to had all these properties within four years as the communication director at the Presidency, Samuel Atubiga went to his Facebook page to defend Mr. Arhin.
Mr. Atubiga wrote that “only useless politician retire poor” – a statement which didn’t go down well with the NDC.
But he has finally come out to apologise, saying he didn’t know the comments will be a big deal to an extent of not pleasing the leadership of his party.
“I am sorry, NDC is bigger than me so I cannot fight the party I belong to. Never knew this will be a big deal for the party. I will be cautious of my utterances next time. I pray they forgive.” He penitently said in an interview with NEAT FM’s morning show, Ghana Montie.
His apology comes after the NDC in a letter summoning him over his comments.
“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 criticizing 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” 2. “It is only a politician who led a wayward life who will retire poor”, the summons 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, Adabralca at 2:30 pm, to explain to FEC why disciplinary actions should not be taken against you”.