The Vice Presidential nominee Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has publicly debunked allegations making the rounds that he is a homosexual and has peculiar sexual preference for men.
His denial of the allegation was part of a myriad of questions he was answering when he appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament for vetting for the vice presidential slot.
The alleged falsehood started circulating in the beginning of this year and died down, but resurfaced a few days after President John Mahama named Mr. Amissah-Arthur to partner him as his vice president.
Denying the allegations which he said his lawyers are keenly following up on, Mr. Amissah-Arthur told the Appointments Committee that “It’s one of the difficulties of being a governor.
“A number of people think since I’m the boss and I have access to government vault, I can just dip my hands into government purse. They think I have access to unlimited resources and when they come to me I should give them money.”
He added: “I have a former school mate who came to me for money and I refused so he went out to fabricate these stories. I have refused to give him money due to his lifestyle.
“It is not true and absolutely not true. I have not seen this gentleman for 40 something years now and since then I have just seen him for about five minutes when he showed up at my house for money.”
“I gave him some money and since then I have not seen him again. Absolutely it can’t be true. It was my children who drew my attention to the fact that we’ve never lived in a house that had a garage. We lived at Ayido flats at Legon and those of you who know Ayido flats you’d know that there is no garage there,” Mr. Amissah-Arthur emphasized.
“In our second house too we did not have a garage so it’s absolutely not true to say that I had an affair in a garage, is not true. We have also never had house boys, it’s been house girls throughout, a series of them. I take it as part of the problems of the office.”