Ms Ursula Owusu, Vice President of FIDA International and a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has slammed the pro NDC youth group, the Media Analyst Group, dismissing allegations that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is a drug addict and a drunkard.
She has urged the group to withdraw the unsavory remarks against her and other members of the NPP or face the full rigours of the law.
The Media Analysts Group on Tuesday, October 5, launched a barrage of criticisms against the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo describing him as a person of low morale standards and a drug addict.
The Group said that the flagbearer of the NPP is unfit to govern the country.
In a Press Statement signed by its spokesperson, Alfred Kojo Triddles, the group named a number of NPP functionaries such as Ursula Owusu, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko among others as alcoholics and also strong drug addicts.
According to the group, issues of drug addiction as well as Nana Addo’s daughter’s drunk driving that occurred two months ago are enough reasons for his inability to govern the nation.
Responding to the allegations on Citi Eyewitness News on Wednesday, October 6, Ms Ursula Owusu warned that the NPP is arm ready to meet such “faceless” NDC youth groups boot for boot.
According to her, the Presidential candidate of the NPP is not a drug addict and has not taken alcohol for over fifteen years adding that such unfounded allegations are a deliberate attempt to smite Nana Addo’s reputation.
Ms Ursula Owusu said the NPP has accommodated enough of the vituperations and the unwarranted attacks on its members. She charged the leadership of the Media Analyst Group to come out and withdraw their unsubstantiated comments or she will be left with no choice than to take them to court.
“In 2008 during the electioneering campaign, we saw politicking descend to its lowest stage in this country with all manner of false allegations against the NPP. We chose not to respond at that time because we thought that by descending into the gutters with the NDC we would be defacing politicking in this country…several years along the line we see the NDC adopting the same stance of the same politicking of personal insults and personalization and attacks on individuals. But this time around we are telling them that if they want to take us on that same line we will respond in kind…we will meet them boot for boot”.
“Nana Akufo-Addo has not drunk alcohol for over fifteen years and that is a fact. Nana Akufo-Addo does not do drugs and that is a fact too. He has never done drugs in his life. Now these people have based all these allegations on text messages and we are going to put them to strict prove. Unfortunately for them they dared mention my name, everybody may choose to turn a blind eye to it but I won’t…if they cannot substantiate those allegation that I am related to drugs, they better withdraw that within the shortest possible time or they will face the full rigors of the law…I will go to court and let them go there and defend that”.