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‘I’m sorry’ – Sammy Gyamfi retracts allegation about Samira Bawumia’s makeup kit

Communications Director of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has retracted his allegation levelled against Second Lady Samira Bawumia and apologized after her lawyers threatened to sue for defamation.

Samira Bawumia and Sammy Gyamfi

On November 7, 2022, Gyamfi had claimed on Accra-based Neat FM, a subsidiary of the Despite Media Group that a brand-new Landcruiser V8 had been dedicated to carrying Mrs Bawumia’s makeup kit and makeup artist to follow her everywhere she travels across the country.

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“…there is another person; Samira Bawumia, do you know her convoy includes a brand new Landcruiser carrying makeup; makeup artiste; it follows her everywhere. Who is paying for that, the taxpayer,” he is quoted to have said.

But in a U-turn, Gyamfi said he got it all wrong and had no evidence to substantiate his earlier allegation.

“The Second Lady’s convoy does not have one brand new Landcruiser that carries her makeup kit and artiste. There is no V8 that transports her makeup kit and artiste according to the office of the Second Lady so it’s only fair for me to retract. I am sorry,” he said as quoted by Ghana Web.

Before his apology and retraction, Mr’s Bawumia’s lawyers, Sarkodie Baffuor Awuah and Associates had written to the management of Neat FM, lamenting how the allegation made by Gyamfi and the failure of the host of the radio programme to call him to order made Mrs Bawumia look “in the minds of right thinking members of the society, as a person who is insensitive, wasteful and unreasonable”.

They, therefore, demanded that the same radio programme, ‘Me Man Nti’ should be used to retract the allegation and apologise to the second lady

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