Presidential staffer, Charles Cromwell Bissue has described as gross misrepresentation, accounts of the alleged fight that transpired between him and Tarkwa-Nuem MP on Monday.

“In response to the outrageously false allegations printed in Today (Wednesday)’s edition of The Daily Dispatch newspaper entitled ‘NPP Regional Secretary bites NPP MP, blood flows’ and Daily Guide newspaper entitled ‘NPP Gurus Trade Blows’ as well as earlier news articles from other online portals which began on Monday, 21 September 2020, I write to debunk those news articles,” part of a statement issued by Mr. Bissue read.

His comment follows various media reportage detailing the circumstances leading to the physical exchange between the two NPP politicians during a workshop for Western Regional executives and Parliamentary Candidates in Takoradi.

Earlier, pictures of Mr Bissue with a swollen face and eye almost shut hit the internet, causing many to question what was the reason behind the fight with George Mireku Duker.

But in his statement, Mr Bissue said he is resorting to the structures in the NPP to resolve the matter amicably. According to him, he was not the aggressor in the situation, since it is not in his nature.

According to the Western Regional Secretary for the NPP, although he would have preferred to publicise his side of the story, he is also mindful of the fact that the NPP has an election to ‘prosecute’.

“I am guided, as always, not by self-interest but by greater ideals and loyalties, and a firm belief that justice serves those who serve others, and that truth and honesty always prevails.”

Find full statement below:

In response to the outrageously false allegations printed in Today(Wednesday)’s edition of The Daily Dispatch newspaper entitled ‘NPP Regional Secretary bites NPP MP, blood flows’ and Daily Guide newspaper entitled ‘NPP Gurus Trade Blows’ as well as earlier news articles from other online portals which began on Monday, 21 September, 2020, I write to debunk those News Articles. 

The reportage is a gross misrepresentation of what transpired at the Party’s meeting on Monday, I wish to assure all that I neither physically attacked nor bit the finger of the MP for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency, Hon. Mireku Duker as widely reported. I was not the aggressor in this situation, as it is not in my nature, as anyone who knows me could attest. 

I am by this medium assuring all and sundry that, I will rather resort to the structures in the NPP to resolve this matter amicably. Much as I would like to publicize my side of the unfortunate incident, I am guided by the fact that the NPP has an election to prosecute and anything that distracts from the telling of the unparalleled achievements of this government will be a great disservice to the country and the Party that I have faithfully served. I am guided, as always, not by self-interest but by greater ideals and loyalties, and a firm belief that justice serves those who serve others, and that truth and honesty always prevails.

The NPP’s Constitution, Article 3, Sections 5A, 1-5 (Duties of a member) stipulates that:

5. A member shall have the right and duty at all times to:

i.        promote and defend the good name of the Party;

ii.       protect the unity of the Party;

iii.     be loyal and truthful to the Party;

iv.     abide by and publicly uphold the decisions of the Party;

v.      carry out his or her duties faithfully and with honesty to the best of his or her ability.

In accordance with the stated articles of the NPP Constitution, I’ll allow the party structures to handle the matter accordingly, and I will continue to focus on my work for our party and for our great country, undeterred and with conviction. 

In deference to the eminent people who constitute the Grievance and Disciplinary Committee, I will not be issuing any further statement and I trust in the unflinching resolve of the Party to act expeditiously and fairly to all parties involved.

Thank you.

Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Onuawonto Bissue

Western Regional Secretary