Paul Adom Otchere is trending once more. Some people today are upset at his treatment of the MP for Klottey Korle Constituency, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, on his present yesterday. I have endured crucifixion on that demonstrate a quantity of periods. I have not uttered a term in response to the insults and attacks and lies.
My Fb good friend, Maazi Okoro has posted on Zanetor’s. He says some of those complaining these days rejoiced when Paul held equivalent shows and attacked me (Manasseh) mainly because it was in opposition to somebody they hated. His publish reminds me of the problem persons frequently request me, “Manasseh, what have you carried out to Paul Adom Otchere?”
The response fairly is what Paul Adom Otchere has performed to me, even in advance of he hosted those people reveals to assault me. Like lots of other individuals, I have ignored in purchase to focus on my job. But our elders ended up appropriate when they reported he who is slow to accuse the thief on his farm would uncover the intruder alternatively calling the farm operator a thief.
In November 2016, I went to function and was greeted with 1 of the largest shocks of my existence. I experienced got leaked cabinet files on the youth work agreement with Zoomlion. In 2013, I had investigated Zoomlion, rLG and other providers that were fleecing that entity meant to make opportunities for the youth. The cupboard memo was about the supposed payment of 448 million Ghana cedis to Zoomlion for a agreement that did not exist.
The NPP had held a press meeting on the contract, expressing it was fraudulent. I was interested in the story so I adopted up to just one of my NPP friends and received the first cabinet paperwork and ran my own checks. They have been authentic.
I did a short piece for information and talked over with just one of the producers of 1 of the radio exhibits and it was agreed that we would do the tale extensively on the present, given that I had a good deal of background to it. On two instances nonetheless, the discussion of the tale on the demonstrate was postponed without the need of any tangible rationale. Then on the 3rd working day, even though I was expressing my annoyance, a member of the manufacturing group whispered a little something to me that bought me upset.
This individual mentioned one of the crew members experienced told them to be mindful with the story I was pushing. The human being explained I experienced a individual vendetta against Zoomlion because I had gone to desire $100,000 from the firm and they denied me. There was proof of my need and the refusal, this particular person advised them.
I am human and have my have shortcomings, but if there’s one matter I can swear beneath any deity without having blinking, then it is the simple fact that I have by no means demanded, reviewed or accepted cash not to do a story. So this allegation received me upset, particularly when it was from a single of my colleagues and he unfold it with no even asking me.
I known as Robert Coleman, who was the communications manager for Zoomlion, and who had a partnership with some of my colleagues. He was the particular person I suspected really should know about it if any this sort of thing was mentioned at the company. He advised me no these kinds of data had occur from the corporation and that they knew nothing at all about it.
When I confronted the individual at Pleasure FM who experienced explained to his colleagues this allegation, he claimed it was Paul Adom Otchere who gave him that information and facts.
I called Paul Adom Otchere. He reported he had sent my colleague a WhatsApp concept to that outcome, but he did not point out a determine. He was surprised where by the $100,000 came from.
I questioned him to send out me a screenshot of the concept he experienced despatched to my colleague, but until date, Paul has not despatched it. We had exchanges on WhatsApp for about a month but he did not mail it.
I contacted my do the job colleague who experienced spread Paul’s allegation and asked for to see the concept Paul had sent. He was using breakfast so he stated when he finished feeding on, he would ahead it to me. He afterwards explained that telephone was residence so he would send out the message to me when he acquired residence that night. When I termed him in the evening, he claimed he had transformed his SIM card so that WhatsApp message was lacking.
I requested a conference amongst Paul, my colleague and whoever Paul stated experienced supplied him the facts from Zoomlion, so I could at least know where by the fabrication arrived from, but no one minded me.
On WhatsApp, where we had exchanges, Paul would not send me the concept he reported he experienced despatched to my colleague. He stated he had termed my colleague at Pleasure FM and he denied placing a determine to the concept he (Paul) sent to him (my perform colleague). Paul reported he experienced also spoken to his close friends at Zoomlion and they had denied my assert that a figure was outlined. It was not my claim, but what the human being who broke the information to me reported. I explained to him that even if he experienced reported I had demanded one particular cedi, it was bad ample simply because it was a lie and a full fabrication.
At 9:08a.m. on December 14, 2016, Paul Adom Otchere sent me a message on WhatApp when I insisted on the message he experienced despatched to my colleague. His information partly reads: “And I have just reached Coleman…he has also denied your statements [about the figure] … he states you basically you asked for a assembly which give they turned down.”
Just about every time I posted an investigation about Zoomlion, I generally reached out to them for a reaction and my requests have normally been in writing. And aside from the 2013 penned respond I got from the corporation on GYEEDA, the firm has generally refused to answer to me. When I’m doing a abide by up tale, nevertheless, I connect with to say this is what I’m about to publish and I want to know what you have to say.
On this tale, I identified as on the cellular phone and questioned for their reaction to the troubles in the cabinet memos, but they declined to comment. Even if I question for a conference and they turned down as Paul said, how does that quantity to a desire of $100,000 pounds?
Paul Adom Otchere did not apologise. Neither did my colleague at perform. My colleague was upset that people he relayed Paul’s allegation to at the station explained to me about it.
I identified it serious due to the fact if Paul could arrive to my media home with this sort of lies, what could he not tell those people within his circles? If I wanted to choose any lawful action versus Paul, I could not go away out the one who handed on the lie to other folks. Besides, I had read numerous these lies and did not want to be distracted.
I experienced evidence of all the encounters as I sought the truth. I could have confronted Paul the exact same way Nii Arday Clegg confronted him and got him (Paul Adom Otchere) to say on reside radio that what he experienced reported about Nii Arday Clerg was a lie. But I disregarded him. He, having said that, did not just permit me, his victim, be.
Because then, Paul Adom Otchere has used his display to attack me and known as me names and informed the world how unethical I am. In one of the episodes, he relied on the GJA Push Assertion which attacked my “Robbing the Assemblies” documentary on Squander Bins and other contracts. They could not say a solitary matter that was improper with the tale.
The squander bins agreement was cancelled and it saved us extra than 330 Million Cedis.
To all those who keep asking what I have performed to Paul Adom Otchere, this is what occurred just before he started his attacks. It is the most memorable come upon with him.
Maazi Okoro has a point. An motion should not only be observed as ideal or improper dependent on who the victim is.