So Alan Kyerematen's camp are rubbishing Mr. Agyarko's rebuttal, which I find more credible, especially because Mr. Agyarko is specific with his facts, so that if you dispute them, you can easily verify them.
Below are a few examples, from which questions arise. Hopefully, Mr. Kyeremanten will address them.
Role in the 2012 campaign
In paragraph 2 of his statement, Mr. Agyarko states "In February of 2011, Mr. Kyeremanten, Nana Addo and I had a brief discussion in Nana's office about his role in the campaign. Later that morning, I had another meeting with Mr. Kyeremanten to discuss his role. He intimated he wanted the discussion to continue after his return from Addis Ababa and he promised to stay in touch. In the whole time he was away, he never called ONCE to even check on the progress of the campaign. And of course, he did not return in April as he had indicated."
The above is a serious statement with very particular allegations. Therefore, I would want to know the following from Mr. Kyeremanten:
1. Did the meeting between Nana Addo, Mr. Agyarko and Mr. Kyeremanten take place as the statement says?
2. Was his role in the campaign discussed at that meeting, or at all?
3. Did he meet Mr. Agyarko to discuss his role in the campaign, or at all?
4. Did he intimate to Mr. Agyarko, or at all, that he wanted the discussion concerning his role in the campaign to continue after his return from Addis Ababa?
5. Did he ever call the campaign manager, Mr. Agyarko, even ONCE, to check on the progress of the 2012 campaign? Who is the best person to update you on campaign progress than the campaign manager?
6. Did he return in April 2011 as he had indicated?
Contribution to the Manifesto
Mr. Agyarko says at paragraph 5 and 6 of his statement that “Mr. Isaac Osei and Prof Frimpong Boateng were all members of the Manifesto Committee. Mr. Kyerematen was also invited to join that Committee. Prof. Frimpong-Boateng and Dr. Nsiah Asare rewrote our manifesto on Health. When Nana Addo began his speaking tours on Health, Education, Trade, Defence and so on, several experts in various fields presented unsolicited draft speeches to the campaign to help with these events.”
I want to know from Mr. Kyeremanten:
1. Whether or not he was invited to join the Manifesto Committee?
2. If yes, what were his contributions to the 2012 Manifesto?
3. And if no, why did he refuse the invitation to contribute to the Manifesto, given that he is an expert on trade matters, and considers himself a “transformational” leader?
4. Did he submit a draft speech (solicited or unsolicited) on any of the campaign issues?
5. If yes, can he tell us on which issue he submitted a draft speech, and perhaps make available a copy of the draft speech?
Supreme Court accreditation
At paragraph 10 of his statement, Mr. Agyarko says “With regards to the Supreme Court hearings, I am extremely surprised that he keeps going on about not being given accreditation. For someone who was called and convinced by Mr. Asare Bediako, NPP Chairman, Asokwa Constituency, to show up at least once at the Supreme Court since people were beginning to notice his loud silence and detachment from the petition, it is ironic that he has made this an issue on his campaign.”
Again, this is another deep statement and I have some questions for Mr. Kyeremanten:
1. Was he called by Mr. Asare Bediako, NPP Chairman, Asokwa Constituency regarding his loud silence and detachment from the petition?
2. Did he support the petition? That is, did he believe that the 2012 declaration did not reflect what actually happened at the respective polling stations?
3. As a lawyer, did he offer his legal expertise (solicited or unsolicited) to the legal team? Did he suggest arguments, strategy, or contribute to the drafting of the processes, or the research needed for putting up a strong case?
4. How many times did he attend the Supreme Court?
5. Did he request for accreditation? If he did, from whom and how did he make that request?
6. Was his request orally made or in writing? If it was in writing, can he make a copy of the request available for us to see? If it was orally, when and where was the request made?
And finally, at paragraph 14 of Mr. Agyarko’s statement, he states “Mr. Kyerematen claims he was finally given accreditation by one of the Supreme Court judges. This is UNTRUE. Sir John is the one who facilitated Alan’s entry into the Supreme Court. No Supreme Court Judge was involved in such a mundane matter. After all, protocol duties are not one of the roles assigned any distinguished Supreme Court Justice of this land.”
1. Is it true that a Supreme Court judge gave Mr. Kyeremanten accreditation?
2. Which Supreme Court judge gave him the accreditation?
3. Did Sir John facilitate Mr. Kyeremanten’s entry into the Supreme Court on judgment day?
These are a few of the questions that jump at me from Mr. Ayarko’s statement that I would want Mr. Kyeremanten or his very able aides/assistants/spokespersons to address. These are not insults or ridicule but a fact finding mission to find closure on these matters.
25 July 2014
Kow A. Essuman, Esq.
LL.B. Hons (Westminster), PgDip (BPP), LL.M. (Cornell)
Barrister-at-Law (England and Wales)(Lincoln's Inn)
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (New York)
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