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DEPUTY EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER DENIES RESIGNATION RUMOURS

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The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister and Member of Parliament for the Upper Manya Krobo Constituency, Joseph Tetteh, has denied rumours that he has resigned from his position as the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister.

The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister and Member of Parliament for the Upper Manya Krobo Constituency, Joseph Tetteh, has denied rumours that he has resigned from his position as the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister.

 

A letter circulating on social media on the letter head of the MP suggested that the deputy minister had tendered in his resignation to the president following the dismissal of Mr. Boakye Agyarko, the former Minister of Energy.

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday relieved the Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko, of his post.

Though the communication that relieved Mr. Agyarko from his post did not state the reason for his sacking, it is believed that it is linked to his handling of the revised AMERI deal.

Following his dismissal, our deep throat sources close to the deputy minister revealed that the deputy minister was not happy and had wanted to resign from his office as deputy minister as a protest against the dismissal of Boakye Agyarko whom he describes as his boss.

Our sources say, but for the timely intervention of some influential people, Mr. Tetteh would have tendered in his resignation on Wednesday.

Social media was however awashed with a letter purported to be coming from the deputy minister to the president alluding to the fact that he has finally tendered in his resignation.

But speaking to the Daily Statesman, Mr. Charles Katey Adabah, the special aide to the deputy minister said the purported letter is not coming from the minister.

Though he declined comment on whether the deputy minister was okay with the dismissal of Boakye Agyarko, he stated emphatically that the supposed letter is not coming from his boss.

“A letter for resignation as deputy minister will not be on his MP’s letterhead and will not be black and white. We suspect political detractors to be behind this scheme. The deputy minister is fine, he is happy to be serving in President Akufo-Addo’s government and will not be distracted by detractors,” he told the Daily Statesman.

‘Disregard any such letter and treat it with all the contempt it deserves,” Mr. Adabah added.