Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Minority leader

THE MINORITY leader in parliament has stated that he is unperturbed about threats on his life from the resigned Minister of Education because he believes that his God will continue to protect him from the plans of the enemy.

Hon Kyei Mensah-Bonsu indicated that so far as God was alive, no wicked plan against him would come to fruition.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Suame in Kumasi claims that Betty Mould-Iddrisu has threatened to end his life in retaliation to his persistent attack on her in the Woyome saga.

Mrs Mould-Iddrissu, who was the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice when the country’s single largest payment of judgment debt to an individual was effected, resigned on Monday.

The minority in parliament, led by Mr Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, had earlier mounted pressure on her to resign or be sacked for her role in the Woyome saga which continues to enjoy media headlines.

The Suame MP told Kessben FM, a Kumasi-based radio station that close associates of Mrs Mould-Iddrissu had hinted him the former minister had told them she would get rid of him.

He said though several people had told him of the alleged devilish intention of the former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, he did not take it serious until a close confidant of the ex-Minister of Education reiterated that threat to him on Tuesday.

According to him, the people who divulged the purported plan by Mrs Mould-Iddrissu indicated to him that she was peeved and angry at him because she believed he caused her eventual resignation from office.

He said the whistleblowers who cautioned him to be careful told him that the former minister was of the view that had he not taken a personal interest in the Woyome saga and implicated her, she would not have come under immense pressure to resign.

In spite of the alleged threats, Mr Kyei Mensah said he was unperturbed because his God will protect him.

Stressing that he would not take the matter up to the police for investigations, the outspoken minority leader noted that he did not even believe that Mrs Mould-Iddrissu could instigate his killing.

He added that the former Attorney-General might have issued the threats to her close associates out of pain but not because she wanted to do that.

The minority leader indicated that if anybody had any diabolic intentions about him because of the role he was playing in the Woyome saga, such person should change and ask for forgiveness because whatever role he had played was done in the supreme interest of the nation.

The minority leader had on Tuesday evening told Citi FM about the alleged death threat.
Mrs Mould-Iddrisu, who is at the centre of the Woyome saga, is reported to have vowed to kill the NPP MP by knifing him.

Asked how he got to know of the threat, Hon Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said some close confidants of the former minister who heard her say “she was going to deal with me by ending my life” later confided in him and asked him to be chary.

“…I don’t believe she is capable of executing it…however, I will discuss it with my colleagues and if we would have to go to the police, we will do that…,” Mr Mensah-Bonsu said.

Recently, the Minority Caucus in Parliament called on President John Evans Atta-Mills to relieve Betty Mould-Iddrisu of her current ministerial post as Education Minister for being “negligent, reckless and unprofessional” in the Woyome saga.

They accused her of conniving with embattled NDC financier Alfred Agbesi Woyome to fleece the state when she was Attorney-General and Minister of Justice and that her actions and inactions in the whole ‘Woyome brouhaha’ was tantamount to causing financial loss to the state.

By Morgan Owusu

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