A leading member of the New Patriotic Party Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has told the Board of the Ghana Audit Service to rather focus on the age of the Auditor General.
The Board Chairman of the Auditor General’s Department in a letter to Daniel Dumelevo said “Records at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) completed and signed by you indicate your date of birth as 1st June 1960 when you joined the scheme on 1st October 1978. The records show that you stated your tribe as Togolese and a non-Ghanaian. That your hometown is Agbatofe”.
In his response, Daniel Dumelevo said “Either my father wrongly mentioned Agbatofe in Togo as his home town to me, or I misconstrued it at the time… My mother is also a Ghanaian,” Domelevo replied in a letter dated 27 February 2021.
On his date of birth, Domelevo said he noticed that the 1960 date of birth was a mistake “when I checked my information in the baptismal register of the Catholic Church in Adeemmra.”
“The register has Yaw as part of my name and also provides my date of birth as 1st June 1961 – this corresponds with Thursday or Yaw- the day of the week on which I was born.”
But reacting to the banter which has ensued between both parties, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko in a tweet advised that the Board should focus its attention on his age rather than his nationality which they claim is under question.
He said :”After 60 years, to now question the citizenship of a man born here and known to have no other passport but Ghanaian is not kosher. The Audit Service Board will do itself some good by focusing on the age issue, if indeed the man himself wrote on SSNIT forms he was born in 1960″.
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