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Ebenezer Okletey Terlarbi, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Manya Krobo constituency in the Eastern Region, has denied speculations that he had collected monies from his constituents with the assurance that he would help them get enlisted into the Ghana Armed Forces.
According to him, the allegations were false and a calculated attempt by his detractors to damage his reputation so he would lose his seat in the forthcoming NDC parliamentary primaries.
In a telephone interview with DAILY GUIDE, Terlabi dared anybody whose money had been taken by him to come out with the evidence stating, “I am ready to go anywhere to defend myself.
“Anybody who comes out to say I have even taken his one cedi in order to help enlist him into the military service is not speaking the truth and I dare that person to come out and tell the general public how much I took and prove it.”
Reports reaching DAILY GUIDE indicate that Mr. Terlabi, who is also a university lecturer, allegedly collected monies from some of the constituents with intent to help them with the recruitment but could not.
They also accused the constituency chairman, Mr. David Walter, of facilitating the collection of the said monies.
Mr. David Walter, who spoke to the media at Somanya, said the allegations levelled against him and the MP were untrue and that they were machinations by his opponents to destroy Terlabi’s reputation before the primaries.
“I have not facilitated any collection of the said monies for any constituent’s enlistment into the military service.
Mr. Walter rather accused the former MCE of the area, Tetteh Agbo, who is also eyeing the parliamentary seat, as the perpetrator of the allegations.
“It was Mr Agbo who started making the allegations, and even mentioned some names, but after investigations by the National Security, those mentioned denied they had ever made such allegations,” the NDC constituency chairman stressed.
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