The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Awutu Senya West Constituency, George Nenyi Andah has asked the public to disregard the publication of an image which suggests that he threatened to kill members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In a press statement, Mr Andah said the image which shows him holding a gun was taken two years ago at a traditional ceremony in the Eastern Region where he was given the privilege to perform as a musketeer.
The MP also urged all news portals who were misled by the photograph to apologise and retract the publication.
Mr Andah further assured that he has always stood for unity, peace, rule of law and order.
“The image in question was taken some two years ago at Akyem Asuom in the Eastern Region when Ursula Owusu-Ekuful was enstooled as a Development Queen and received the title of Nkosuohemaa Obaapayin Abena Bema Oforiwaa Gyankobaa,” the statement said.
“In traditional events, such as durbars and festivals, commemorative gunshots are fired into the air by some selected participants of which I, Nenyi George Andah, as one of the two deputies to Ursula Owusu-Ekuful was given the privilege as a traditional musketeer at the ceremony. A role I proudly and honourably discharged.
“I call on NDC TV, The Independent Ghana, My Africa Today, ReportGhana and all well meaning news portals who have been misled into publishing this falsehood to apologise and retract the publication”.
The image which shows Mr Andah, a Deputy Minister of Communication, holding a pump action rifle aloft is captioned: “WE WILL SHOOT AND KILL, WE ARE DETERMINED TO KILL EVERY NDC SUPPORTER WE SEE- GEORGE ANDAH”.
The image which was shared by the Facebook page NDC TV has been shared hundreds of times and generated many comments on social media.