Lawyers for Ghanaians actress, Yvonne Nelson and organizers of the #Dumsormuststop vigil have threatened to sue persons who continue to speculate they were offered a ‘bribe’ of GHC5000 by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to organize the protest.
In a statement signed by Lawyer Kofi Bentil, the Lawyers states that their decision to sue such speculators stems from the fact that were never given monies by the NPP to orgnaise the all-popular vigil.
“We are minded to protect our client. We will not hesitate to sue any individual or representative of an organisation that persists in peddling this falsehood…,” the statement read in part.
An NPP activist, Baah Acheamfour has alleged that officers of his party gave Yvonne Nelson and other celebrities the said amount to organize the protest against the persistent irregular power supply in the country.
Yvonne Nelson has since debunked the claims.
Read below the full statement from the Lawyers:
July 17th 2015. 10.00 am
FROM THE LAWYERS OF YVONNE NELSON AND ORGANIZERS OF #DUMSORMUSTSTOPVIGIL
To Whom It May Concern:
YVONNE NELSON AND ORGANISERS OF #DUMSORMUSTSTOP VIGIL DID NOT RECEIVE ANY MONEY FROM NPP
We the lawyers for Yvonne Nelson, and organizers of #DUMSORMUSTSTOP VIGIL state categorically that neither Yvonne Nelson nor organisers of #DUMSORMUSTSTOP VIGIL were offered nor did they receive any money from the New Patriotic Party to organize the #DUMSORMUSTSTOP VIGIL.
It seems there’s an internal issue within NPP and our clients have been mentioned in error.
Unfortunately some media organizations are relaying these statements thereby giving the public a completely incorrect impression.
We are minded to protect our client. We will not hesitate to sue any individual or representative of an organisation that persists in peddling this falsehood.
Lawyer Kofi Bentil