Member of the NDC national communication team, Stephen Atubiga has been summoned by the party over a comment he made about the alleged properties acquired by Communications Director at Jubilee House, Eugene Arhin.
Mr. Atubiga is said to have defended Eugene Arhin when groups were calling for an investigation into his alleged properties.
Mr. Atubiga responding to those calling for Eugene Arhin to step aside for an investigation into his alleged properties said such calls are unnecessary because nobody goes to the river with a calabash and expect to come empty-handed.
“In terms of his achievement, nobody goes to the river with a calabash and expect to come back empty-handed. From the Presidency to the Chief of Staff everybody who is a politician is there to better their lives, they are there to improve their lives. Politics is not a religion; is business on its own. Has anybody complained that his money is missing? Has he embezzled any office? If, i am a Member of Parliament, if am a minister and I had a private company and today I have gotten the chance to be at the presidency and my business flourish, is it a crime? The young man should say ABCD is mine, how he acquired them is a different story”.
Well, the NDC party has summoned him and according to the letter, his comments were inconsistent with its values.
“I write in respect of a news item captioned “Only Useless Politicians Retire Poor”, published on Ghanaweb on Saturday the 13th of February, 2021, which was attributed to you. The report indicated that you have allegedly chided Ghanaians criticizing Eugene Arhin of the NPP for amassing wealth in the space of four years. Excerpts from the statements you are alleged to have made include:
” “It is wise that as an individual working, there is the need to amass wealth so you can give back to your parents and society for contributions made to your upbringing” 2. “It is only a politician who led a wayward life who will retire poor”, the summons letter said.
It added: “FEC finds the above statements unfortunate, especially when they are not consistent with the very principles on which the NDC is founded. Consequently, you are invited to meet FEC on Wednesday the 24th of February, 2021 at the Party Head Office, Adabraka at 2:30pm, to explain to FEC why disciplinary actions should not be taken against you”.