General News of Sat, 19 Jan 2019122
NPP behind Mahama and gay Andrew Solomon ‘bedtime’ photos - Sammy Gyamfi
National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has denied categorically details of an image making the rounds on social media in which former President John Dramani Mahama and Andrew Solomon were seen on bed, MyNewsGh.com has filed.
He disclosed that at no point did Mahama and the founder of the Solomon Research Fellowship for the rights of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LGBT) take such an image as being circulated with skewed commentary.
“Mahama has never taken such a photo with the man you guys are talking about. What you see on social media is Photoshop just to ridicule the former President”, he revealed on TV3 on Saturday monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
According to him, the image is one of the many Photoshop images done by their political opponents the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to score cheap political points insisting it is never true and must be treated with the contempt it deserves.
The image which first came up in 2013 has resurfaced in recent times with Communications of Director of the NPP, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah arguing that if a photo means an endorsement, then President Mahama’s photo with a gay activist in 2013, was an endorsed and promotion of homosexuality.
The founder of the Solomon Research Fellowship for the rights of LGBT, Andrew Solomon helped John Mahama promote his memoir, My First Coup d’État, in the US.
His comments were in response to claims made by NDC Communications officer Sammy Gyamfi at a press conference last Wednesday that President Akufo-Addo being seen in a photo with embattled Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah alias NAM1 that has gone viral enhanced the embattled CEO’s credibility.
“The Menzgold problem is largely the creation of Nana Akufo-Addo government. This is because the many overt acts of endorsement and advertisement of Menzgold and its CEO Nana Appiah Mensah….the president and his appointees are inextricably linked to the present predicament of Menzgold customers.” He claimed.