Governance and Security Analyst, David Agbee has accused President of the Millennium Excellence Foundation, Ashim Morton of committing treason following his latest comment on the $100,000 fee charged expatriates at a recent event in Accra that has generated huge controversy.
The Presidency has summoned the Minister of Trade, Alan Kyeremanten over the matter after the National Democratic Congress(NDC) Minority in Parliament accused the Akufo Addo led-government of charging expats a whopping $100,000 to sit close to the President at an award ceremony.
However organizers of the Awards has disputed the assertion maintaining that the expats were rather paying to be honoured by the President of Millennium Excellence Awards, Ashim Morton and not President Akufo Addo.
“Nowhere in our literature did we say specifically or categorically that the President’s table was designated for the President of the Republic of Ghana. I, Ashim Morton, I’m President of the Millennium Excellence Foundation and that centre seat at that high President table was designated for me and not the President of the Republic of Ghana. When confirmation was given to us that the President was attending our event, I relinquished my seat for the President.” Mr Morton said at a press conference.
But David Agbee insists Mr Ashim Morton has committed treason by attempting to impersonate President Akufo Addo.
“I’m so disgusted that Mr Morton, I do not know whether he knows very well that he’s claiming to be the President of the Republic of Ghana. I just want to say that it is treasonable offence that an individual is claiming to be the President of the Republic of Ghana. Idon’t know if he read the letter written by Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah which indicated clearly that somebody who is His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana. So for Mr Morton to think that he has that audacity to be the President of the Republic of Ghana, I think that he’s trying to say that he does not understand anything at all as far as governance is concerned and so he should be seriously careful and analyse and understand the implication of what he’s saying to Ghanaians. He told Starr News.
However in a sharp response, Mr Ashim Morton has said he’s done no wrong and has no responsibility for the letter asking expats to pay for seats close to the President of Ghana.