Wayoe Demands “If the big men were not paid, why the small fly?”, NDC Tells Wayoe

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rejected claims made by lawyer George Tetteh Wayoe, that he was a member of President John  Mahama’s legal team during the 2012 election petition.

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Mr. Wayoe, on Friday, January 9 demanded GH¢ 70,000 plus a car from President John Mahama and the NDC Party for his services rendered during the2012 election petition.

However, in response to the claims made by Wayoe, the NDC has denied that he was part of the party’s legal team during the election petition.

The Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, George Lawson told Citi FM’s Eyewitness News on Friday that, “When did he become a member of the NDC legal team and who appointed him or who assigned him? He was not. He was on TV3 and he went on his own volition. The president has not appointed him to act on his behalf, nobody has. We have members of our legal committee and he’s not a member of our legal committee, he is a sympathiser. If he says he a sympathiser of our legal committee, fine I can understand that but to say he is a member, this is impersonation and it is wrong,”.

Mr. Lawson however, admitted that he had helped Mr. Wayoe remain on TV3 ‘s show when the station threatened to remove him as a panelist on the programme.

“At a point they were even kicking him out and I had to intervene. He came looking for my blessing and I said fine if he is doing it he should carry on. [The TV 3 program] was just a channel to try to interpret what was going on at the Supreme Court to the public. And he also found himself there and tried to do that. So how can I prevent him. I thought he was using the platform to popularise himself and as he was a young guy I didn’t see why I should prevent him from making himself popular or known.”

And in response to questions on whether the party would pay Mr. Wayoe for the services he rendered to the party, Mr. Lawson said: “Volunteers are not paid, it is free. Nobody asked him to go and represent us at TV 3. It was not a party point of view. The panelists on the show were trying to educate Ghanaians on the legal and technical [elements]. They needed to explain, to break it down. It was not a representation. It was pure law and lawyers were paraded to educate Ghanaians.

“I have not given any work to anybody and neither has the party or the president. Those in our legal team who volunteered, who represented our party like Tsatsu Tsikata, nobody was paid. So what do we say about them? If the big [men] were not paid, why the small fly? It only tried to rub shoulders with the people that we have assigned. If I have given somebody a job, then I can decide whether he deserves [payment] or not,” he added.

Mr. Lawson, however stated that the party would be willing to talk with Mr. Wayoe if the lawyer followed the correct party procedure to air his grievances

“His [Mr. Wayoe] situation has not come to my notice or the notice of the party. Let it come and then we’ll know what we can do. There are channels of communication within our party and if he is really belongs to our party, he will exhaust those channels. If he does so, we’ll meet and decide what to do,” Mr. Lawson said.

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