Roads and Highways Minister, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, has instructed his lawyers to sue Western Publications Communications Limited, publishers of the Daily Guide Newspaper for libel.
Alhaji Fuseini said the decision taken will help unravel the truth surrounding his alleged GH₵80,000 spent on dancehall artist Shatta Wale to perform at his campaign launch on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Tamale.
The paper in its Monday edition dated October 3, 2016, claimed that the Tamale Central legislator contracted Shatta Wale to the tune of GH₵80,000 to perform at his campaign launch.
But the Roads and Highways Minister interacting with Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM debunked such claims, insisting that the paper published falsehood and it is only at the law court where the truth will prevail.
“As at now, I have instructed my lawyers to file for libel against the Daily Guide newspaper because I have never met Shatta Wale. It was a political strategy. When I was going to launch my campaign, there are so many people who helped me. One of my friends and a sympathizer of the NDC came to tell me that in all the campaign launch of our candidates, they play Shatta Wale’s Mahama Paper and the people enjoyed it so he will bring Shatta Wale to sing that song live at my campaign launch at Tamale.”
“When he said that I thought that it was a reasonable offer and so I referred it to the campaign taskforce and they accepted it. So, they brought Shatta Wale and some other local artists to the campaign launch. So, as to how much he spent on Shatta Wale I do not know anything about it,” he noted.
He said although he believes that the dancehall artiste will come to Tamale to perform at his campaign launch without any form of agreement, he nonetheless, was not privy to such arrangement.
“I am a lawyer and will not believe that Shatta Wale will come to Tamale to perform without some form of agreement. So, I want us to go to court for the paper to prove it”, he stressed.