General News of Saturday, 15 June 2019
Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale North Constituency, Alhaji Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini was on Saturday June 15, 2019 badly exposed by the Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku-Baako on live television for trying to use a fake tweet in advancing a point.
On Joy Fm’s news analysis programme, Newsfile, the lawmaker read a tweet supposedly coming from the Twitter account of the then vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to the effect that the NPP, if given the mandate would never borrow for the country’s developmental agenda.
Quoting from the said tweet, Suhuyini sought to discredit the credibility of the Vice President in relation to the fact that the current government is borrowing for its policies and projects.
But his co-panelist, Abdul-Malik Kwaku Baako emphasized that the then vice presidential candidate of the NPP never made those comments as claimed by Suhuyini and other leading members of the opposition National Democratic Congress.
“Take it from me, I don’t think Dr. Bawumia ever made such comments. This tweet could not have come from him because it is practically impossible for any administration not to do a bit of borrowing. This tweet Suhuyini is quoting from is of doubtful validity” Mr. Baako stated unequivocally.
Trying to counter the doubt thrown on the source of his tweet, Suhuyini insisted that the tweet indeed came from the Vice President.
Evans Mensah, the host of the show, queried Suhuyini to adduce credible evidence to back his claim of the tweet having emanated from the Vice President’s Twitter account.
Suhuyini found himself wanting as he could do nothing in that department and pleaded with the Public and IT gurus to help him get a video or audio of Dr. Bawumia saying that.
The opposition NDC has copiously referred to this tweet as coming from the Vice President from one of his lectures when the NPP was in opposition.
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