Embattled General Secretary of the NPP Kwabena Agyepong has sued the NPP’s Ashanti regional chairman Bernard Antwi Boasiako over some “defamatory” comments.
In a writ sighted by PrimeNewsGhana, the suspended Secretary is praying the court to issue “an order compelling the first defendant to immediately cause to be retracted the defamatory statement via the same medium used in making them thus through the frequency modulation of the second defendant and to render an unqualified apology to the plaintiff via the same media.
“An order of the court compelling the first defendant to write a letter personally addressed to the plaintiff admitting his comments were untrue and unfortunate and given his tacit commitment never again to spew such falsehood and scandalous defamatory remarks on the person of the plaintiff.
“An order of the court compelling the first defendant to pay an amount of GHC400, 000 as punitive and exemplary damages to the plaintiff as damages for the defamatory comments (he the defendant said about the plaintiff”.
Early this month, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong demanded an unqualified apology from Chairman Wontumi for "unguarded" comment against his personality.
Wontumi is reported to have claimed on Kumasi-based Nhyira Fm operated by the Multimedia group that Mr Kwabena Agyapong prior to the 2016 elections received a luxurious car from Ibrahim Mahama, younger brother of former President John Dramani Mahama to work against NPP.
As a result, Kwabena Agyapong joined Nhyira Fm to the suit for allowing their network be used for making the unfounded allegations.
“Kwabena Agyapong when he was General Secretary, stooped so low by collecting a plush car from Ibrahim Mahama with the motive of working against the NPP so that the NDC would win the 2016 elections on a silver platter”, Wontumi was reported to have said on October 28, 2016.
Lawyers for the plaintiff noted that the comments were defamatory and brought his image into disrepute faulting the second defendant for allowing his airwaves to be used in the publication of the defamatory statements.
An earlier letter from Agyepong’s lawyers demanding an apology over the comment was rubbished by Wontumi.