Ghariba Timothy, a member of the NPP’s Communications team for the Tarkwa Nsuaem Constituency and a party foot soldier who used unprintable words and even threatened to kill Mr. Charles Bissue last year has rendered an unqualified apology to the Presidential Staffer who is also the Western Regional Secretary of the NPP.
In an audio recording which went viral and was in circulation across the various media platforms, Gariba was audibly heard issuing threats, and even swore to kill Mr. Bissue, a development many condemned in no uncertain terms.
Mr. Bissue, who was not enthused with the whole development lodged a complain at the police station for the necessary action to be taken. It must be noted that, Gariba, together with some ‘angry’ youths stormed the police station to further insult the Presidential Staffer, citing that Mr. Bissue had no right to bring party issues to the police station. These ‘rented’ youths together with Gariba were spotted in a bus which belonged to the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly and in customized party t-shirts, believed to be a sponsorship from the MP of the area.
Considering the posturing and demeanor of Gariba, Mr. Bissue thereafter proceeded to court after Gariba refused several police invitations and arrest warrants.
In order to ensure peaceful coexistence, Nana Kobina Nketsia V on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 invited both Mr. Bissue and Gariba in an attempt to bring the case out of court. Peace however prevailed when Gariba wholeheartedly admitted to all the charges leveled against him, including the lies and the untruths he peddled against Mr. Bissue’s personality.
He was thus asked to render an unqualified apology to the Western Regional Secretary and was also asked to appease Mr. Bissue with a sheep. In response, Mr. Charles Bissue accepted the apology and advised that politics must be done without insults irrespective of the level of provocation. He added that Gariba has a promising future and pursuing the case at the court would have jeopardised his future and the kind of investments his family had made in him. He therefore refused accepting the sheep.
He used the opportunity to advise all party members to be guided that politics is not about insults, stressing that the legacy bequeathed to us by the Danquah, Dombo and Busia did not represent the violence that has characterized our political space in recent times.