Sammy Gyamfi, the communications director for the major opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has apologized and recanted an accusation he made against Samira Bawumia, the second lady.
He is known to have said that Samira Bawumia had a complete V8 Landcruiser dedicated to transporting her cosmetics and a makeup artist on Neat FM in Accra on November 7, 2022.
A formal request for retraction and an apology was made in response to the remarks and was addressed to Neat FM, a division of Despite Media Group.
The claim made on the “Me Man Nti” show was inaccurate, according to a letter from the Second Lady’s attorneys, Sarkodie Baffuor Awuah and Associates, issued to the Manager of Neat FM on November 9, 2022.
The host’s failure to stop Sammy Gyamfi from spreading the accusation, the letter emphasized, had made Mrs. Bawumia appear insensitive, wasteful, and unreasonable to “right-thinking people of the community.”
Sammy Gyamfi’s retraction of the accusations on the same program and an unequivocal apology from the program’s host to the Second Lady were the two demands made.
Sammy Gyamfi expressed his sincere regret for lying about the Second Lady in a follow-up interview on Wednesday.
He admitted that his assertions were false and that he should retract his remarks and provide an apology as a matter of fairness.
“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,” Sammy Gyamfi added.