Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the member of parliament for the North Tongu seat, has denied rumours that he is engaged in a personal conflict with Reverend Victor Kusi Boateng, the secretary of the National Cathedral Board of Trustees.
He emphasised that he doesn’t know Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng well enough to warrant harbouring animosity against him and that he is simply acting in accordance with parliamentary supervision as a result of his campaign against the secretary of the National Cathedral Board of Trustees.
On July 13, the High Human Rights Court rejected the contempt charges brought by Rev. Kusi Boateng against the North Tongu MP.
The boisterous politician stated on Eyewitness News after winning the court fight.
“It is also to emphasize that at the height of this running battle with Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, it’s a conflict of interest discovery I made that while he sat on the board of the National Cathedral as Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, he made payments to an entity, JNS Talent Centre Ltd, where he’s a director in the name of Kwabena Adu Gyamfi, with a separate identity, hoping that he will not be found out.”
“People shouldn’t forget the background, because some people have sought to create the impression that this is some personal battle or somebody I don’t like. Not at all, I don’t know him from Adam, it’s nothing personal”.
Ablakwa described the court ruling as a “victory for truth and victory for parliamentary oversight. What this means is that I can continue with the investigations and publications”.
In his exposé, Mr. Ablakwa claimed that Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng’s JNS Talent Centre Ltd received GH2.6 million to assist in the construction of the National Cathedral under the alias Kwabena Adu Gyamfi.
He claims that records he has show that Kwabena Adu Gyamfi is identical to Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, who continues to hold the position of Executive Council Member/Director on the National Cathedral Board.
Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng responded to the accusations by calling Mr. Ablakwa’s statements a “twisted narration of events” and threatening to sue the MP.
Later, he filed a complaint against the MP, and the Accra High Court rejected the allegations.
Additionally, today’s decision by the Human Rights Court dismissed the most recent allegations made against Ablakwa.