General News of 2014-08-17

Otabil 'never requested' diplomatic passport from Mills

Dr Mensa Otabil has “never” had nor "requested" a diplomatic passport from the state, the renowned Preacher’s Spokesperson Rev Albert Ocran has said.

“Otabil has never requested, never accepted and have never ever had a diplomatic passport at any time in his life”, Ocran debunked.

He was reacting to a claim by a government communicator, Sam George that the motivational Speaker’s recent likening of Ghana to a sinking ship, was borne out of sour grapes, after President John Mills (late) withdrew his (Otabil’s) diplomatic passport.

The Founder and General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church on Thursday said Ghana needed a new leadership response to solve the country’s economic problems.

He also said there was the possibility of the country’s currency falling to, as low as Ghc10 to $1.

Sam George told private FM station, Asempa, Friday that Otabil is peeved at the governing party for denying him the privilege of owning a diplomatic passport, thus his description of Ghana as a sinking ship.

But Rev Ocran told private FM station, Joy, Saturday, that his boss bears no such grudges because he has never relished the privilege of owning a diplomatic passport.

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