The Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa South Constituency Samuel Atta Akyea has risen to the defense of the president over accusations he plagiarized portions of his inaugural speech during his investiture last Saturday.
In an interview with EIB’s Parliamentary correspondent on Tuesday, he disagreed with calls for the withdrawal of the speech but rather suggested it should be amended which can come through an apology.
“The amendment could come through the apology. If we are assessing culpability the one who put together the speech is culpable not the one who read it. The one who was responsible for putting together the speech must apologize not the one who read the speech. The amendment could come through the apology. Mahama suffered a worst fate than that because pages of his speech were missing”, he stated.
He described the incident as an “accidental slip” and should not be given the attention as done and called on the media to leave the president to have his peace because he has learnt his lessons and will not repeat the shame that the speech has subjected him to.