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We never hatched plan to peddle falsehood against gov’t, Daily Dispatch must retract – Boadu

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The opposition New Patriotic Party is demanding an apology from pollster Ben Ephson over a report in his newspaper- The Daily Dispatch which alleged that the NPP has resolved to peddle untruths against the government ahead of the December 7 polls.

The NPP contends Mr. Ephson is too knowledgeable to allow himself to be manipulated by the NDC to spread lies about the party adding the Daily Dispatch newspaper’s report published on August 10, 2016, with information that an internal memo had been circulated by the party for members and executives to peddle untruths against the ruling party with hopes of causing disaffection are untrue.

Addressing a news conference at the party’s headquarters, Acting General Secretary, John Boadu stressed the report was false, unsubstantiated and needs be ignored emphasizing “our only advice to Ben Ephson, the Managing Editor of the Dispatch newspaper is that; do not allow your newspaper to be used for this cheap and unintelligent piece, it is beneath the reputation you seek to portray.

“We demand an immediate retraction and apology from the Daily Dispatch....This fabricated and fake memo creating the impression that the NPP had decided at an advisory committee that we are going to lie to the Ghanaian people about government; well, I don’t want to believe that it is part of an agenda,” he concluded.