Presidential Staffer, Dr Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor, who had made disparaging comments about party footsoldiers, has denied ever making such comments, stressing that party foot soldiers deserve respect for their uncommon loyalty to political parties.
She told Citi FM’s Umaru Sanda in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com that party foot soldiers are loyal and stand for the party even though they may not be known on social media and in government, noting that she never meant to be demeaning or dismissive of them.
Dr Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor had said that party footsoldiers cannot be reasoned with since they were like tribalists.
The comment, which left party footsoldiers furious, led to her suspension as presidential staffer by the Chief of Staff.
But Ms Serwaa Donkor who is vying to be the parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the governing New Patriotic Party( NPP) in the Tafo Pankrono Constituency in the Ashanti Region, has stated that she never meant to be insulting of party footsoldiers.
“I’ve told you that I’ve served as a party faithful, I’ve served as a polling station youth organiser from 2008. I will not say anything to demean party footsoldiers. Umaru I did not insult anyone. I’ve been a party person throughout my life. I’ve made such comments in the way you want to put it so I can’t even stand by it,” she said.
She emphasized that her comment has been misconstrued or framed in a way as to misrepresent her and cast her in bad light in the eyes of party footsoldiers.
“No No. Umaru, I’ve given you my history. Throughout my trajectory, this is just framing. I’ve just been misquoted.
I didn’t mean it in the way that you want to portray it. Umaru it’s been…No No No….No No…I don’t think…I mean its been two years this probably is photo-shopped in the way that it has been,” he asserted.
But some social media users have trolled her for denying something she wrote, wondering why she wouldn’t admit and apologize rather than deny authorship of the comment.
Meanwhile she will face off with five other aspirants in the parliamentary primaries slated for June 20.