‘Mischievous’ Ablakwa insulted me using a pseudonym – Amidu insists

A senior member and a critic of the National Democracy Congress (NDC), Martin Amidu, has insisted that the party’s Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto, insulted him in an article he [the MP] supposedly authored, using a pseudonym.

Mr. Amidu, a former Attorney General in his recent epistle chastised Ablakwa for ostensibly insulting him in an article titled “Martin Amidu’s ‘Hate Agenda,” when he criticized former president John Mahama who was an international observer during the Kenyan election which was subsequently annulled by that country’s Supreme Court.

The former Attorney General did not mince words at all in taking Ablakwa to the cleaners in his five-page publication.

Mr. Ablakwa however rejected the accusations saying “I state for the record and in true conscience before God and man that I have authored no article on Hon. Martin A.B.K. Amidu.”

“I have taken the effort to Google search the said article which I am accused of writing and found the article: ‘Martin Amidu’s ‘Hate Agenda’…’ rather published in the name of Ohenenana Obonti Krow on ghananewsonline.com.gh dated September 4, 2017,” Mr. Ablakwa said in a statement.

But Mr. Amidu in his response insisted that, the MP hid behind a pseudonym and published the said article.

“Hon. Ablakwa is fast learning the art of covert operations and deniability in international relations, intelligence, and security. Unfortunately, he left too many foot prints that have exposed him and convince me with the precision of mathematics that he was the author of the two articles,” Mr. Amidu added.

citifmonline.com checks

Earlier checks by citifmonline.com’s showed that ghananewsonline.com.gh did publish the said article, titled “Martin Amidu’s “Hate Agenda”—His Outstanding Disrespect For Mahama, The NDC And The Judiciary Is Astounding” on September 4, 2017 with Ohenenana Obonti Krow being the author.

Modernghana.com on the other hand, posted the same article the following day, September 5, 2017,  this time with the author’s name being Andrews Krow.

It is thus unclear why the same article had two different but similar names, something that could perhaps give credence to Mr. Amidu’s claims that the real author may be hiding his real identity.

Sources at modernghana.com also told citifmonline.com that, they have not published any article from the North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

However, modernghana.com does not know in person this columnist, to ascertain whether or not he’s who he portrays himself to be or that he could be someone else.

They confirmed that the writer is a supporter of the NDC and a known columnist on their website.

Ablakwa being mischievous

Meanwhile, Martin Amidu said his investigation points to the fact that the article was authored by Ablakwa and further accused him of being mischievous.

“I cannot from my investigations before I wrote my article accept his mischievous denial of the authorship of one of the articles or any of them written insultingly against me.”

“Andrew Krow is the time dependent pseudonym of Okudzeto Ablakwa when his articles appear on Modern Ghana. This is the only reason why Ablakwa’s article “On Developments In Kenya…” which appeared on myjoyonline on 4th September 2017 under his real name and Parliamentary rank appeared on Modern Ghana on the same day under his pseudonym Andrew Krow except that he forgot to delete his real name and Parliamentary rank at the tail end of the article,” Amidu added.

Below is Martin Amidu’s latest response

ABLAKWA’S MISCHIEVIOUS DENIAL OF INSULTING MARTIN AMIDU: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU 

I have read Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s post on his Facebook wall in which he denies authorship of only one of the articles: “Martin Amidu’s ‘Hate Agenda’…” on Modern Ghana of 5th September 2017 and extends to me his best wishes and God’s blessings.

Hon. Ablakwa is a son who must be put right when he goes wrong. I cannot therefore refuse to accept his greetings and well wishes as that would be taboo in northern custom and tradition.

While I am ready to over-look this incident completely after calling him to order as a father should do, I cannot from my investigations before I wrote my article accept his mischievous denial of the authorship of one of the articles or any of them written insultingly against me.

Andrew Krow is the time dependent pseudonym of Okudzeto Ablakwa when his articles appear on Modern Ghana. This is the only reason why Ablakwa’s article “On Developments In Kenyan…” which appeared on myjoyonline on 4th September 2017 under his real name and Parliamentary rank appeared on Modern Ghana on the same day under his pseudonym Andrew Krow except that he forgot to delete his real name and Parliamentary rank at the tail end of the article.

Ablakwa’s article: “Martin Amidu, Is He A Contrarian,…” on Modern Ghana was also authored under his pseudonym Andrew Krow which he used to author “On the Developments In Kenya…” on the same website. It was under the same pseudonym that he authored “Martin Amidu And His ‘Hate Agenda’…” on the same website.  It could not be by coincidence that Ablakwa now seeks to escape through a side door with the excuse that one Ohenenana Obonti Krow authored “Martin Amidu And His ‘Hate Agenda’…” on ghananewsonline.com.gh on 4th September 2017 but forgets that the same article on Modern Ghana the same day was under Ablakwa’s pseudonym of Andrew Krow.

Hon. Ablakwa is fast learning the art of covert operations and deniability in international relations, intelligence, and security. Unfortunately, he left too many foot prints that have exposed him and convince me with the precision of mathematics that he was the author of the two articles.

I would rather wish to believe that Hon. Ablakwa’s partial denial signals a new beginning conveyed in the tone of the mischievous denial. I am too intelligent to accept the mischief that somebody else wrote the articles to knock our heads together.

Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, I wish you well and God’s guidance in this new beginning your message to me conveys.

Martin A. B. K. Amidu

(Citizen Vigilance for Justice)

12th September 2017

By: citifmonline.com/Ghana