The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rejected claims made by lawyer George Tetteh Wayoe, that he was a member of President John Mahamas legal team during the 2012 election petition.
Deputy General Secretary of the NDC George Lawson on Citi FMs Eyewitness News questioned comments made by Mr Wayoe.
When did he become a member of the NDC legal team and who appointed him or who assigned him? The president has not appointed him to act on his behalf, nobody has. He went on his own volition. We have members of our legal committee and hes not a member of our legal committee, he is a sympathizer, George Lawson said.
The General Secretary said it will be understood if Mr Wayoe says he is a sympathiser of our legal committee, but to say that he is a member is impersonation and it is wrong.
When asked whether the party would pay Mr. Wayoe for the services he rendered to the party, Mr. Lawson said volunteers are not paid, it is free. Nobody asked him to go and represent us at TV3. It was not a party point of view.
The panelists on the show were trying to educate Ghanaians on the legal and technical [elements]. They needed to explain, to break it down. It was not a representation. It was pure law and lawyers were paraded to educate Ghanaians, he added.
He said neither President Mahama nor the party will pay Mr Wayoe because none of the lawyers who represented the party were paid.
If the big [men] were not paid, why the small fly who only tried to rub shoulders with the people that we have assigned, said Mr Lawson.
Mr. Lawson, however stated that the party would be willing to talk with Mr. Wayoe if the lawyer followed the correct party procedure to air his grievances
His [Mr. Wayoe] situation has not come to my notice or the notice of the party, Mr Lawson insisted.
Mr. Wayoe, on Friday called on the President and the NDC to come to his aid as he had not been thanked properly for services he rendered to the party during the election petiton hearing.
I have spent almost 70,000 Ghana [cedis] for two years, going up and down for the cause of the President during the election petition During the election petition, I needed to move faster and move quickly to work for the President. And in Ghana you know that our media houses are in certain areas that our trotros cannot move there so the best mode of transportation is to move in taxis, Mr Wayoe said in an interview with Citi FM.
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