It’s not true; I never described Minority MPs as ‘hooligans’ – Ernest Addison

Dr. Ernest Addison, the governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), has responded to the backlash following his comments during the #OccupyBoG demonstration in October of last year, in which he called certain minority MPs “hooligans.”

Dr. Addison made it clear that the foreign media outlet that first published the event, not him, was the source of the reported description.

A coalition of minority lawmakers, NDC backers, and other interest groups staged the #OccupyBoG protest in October 2023, calling for the resignations of Dr. Addison and his deputies due to claims of financial mismanagement and illicit currency creation.

Dr. Addison responded to the protest by calling the participants “hooligans” and declaring that neither he nor his deputies would step down.

It’s not true; I never described Minority MPs as ‘hooligans’ – Ernest Addison

During an interview with the global business portal Central Banking, Dr. Addison described the protest spearheaded by the NDC as “totally unnecessary.”

On Monday, April 8, 2024, Dr. Ernest Addison appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Parliament. He vehemently refuted these claims, claiming that the term “hooliganism” was a misinterpretation of his remarks made by the Media House.

“This is what I am coming to say that those who know me and know my character…you have not heard a single word of a recorded message with me describing parliamentarians in that manner. This was some foreign journalist’s description of the conversation we had and I disowned it,” he stated.

Akosua Boatemaa

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