Sammy Gyamfi sues Asaase radio, ABC News, demands GHc10m in damages

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The National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has sued Asaase Radio, and ABC News for defamation over a publication by the two media houses headlined “NDC’s Sammy Gyamfi allegedly blows party cash on lavish trip to Miami with wife”.

In the lawsuit, Mr. Gyamfi is also asking the court for GHC10 million in damages from the accused media houses.

“NDC’s Sammy Gyamfi allegedly blows party cash on lavish trip to Miami with wife”

“…Sammy Gyamfi, according to information from the Betsy Hotel in Miami, Sammy Gyamfi and the wife are staying there for two weeks. The couple are paying US$3000 a day, totaling US$42,000. This is the reason for the angry outbursts of some NDC social media activists…“The funds meant for the communications outfit, for those who go on radio and television to defend President Mahama and the policies of the party going into the elections, Sammy Gyamfi is spending on himself and his wife!…Those of us who defend the party on social media networks, what do we get? We don’t get anything from the party not knowing that Sammy Gyamfi has hijacked our monies and spending it on himself as well as his unemployed wife” another NDC activist said, fuming…”

“…Sammy Gyamfi and his wife lodged at the famous Betsy Hotel, South Beach, a 5-star hotel, located on the vibrant Miami Beach. This luxurious property offers a range of top-notch facilities including a fitness centre, a snack bar, a sun terrace, and a concierge service. Guests travelling with children can enjoy board games or puzzles, while those seeking relaxation can unwind at the rooftop pool or indulge in the spa facilities. The hotel also boasts a beachfront location, evening entertainment, and a restaurant offering a variety of cuisines.

The units at The Betsy Hotel, South Beach, are designed to provide comfort and convenience. All units come equipped with air-conditioning, a hairdryer, a fridge, a work desk, a seating area, a fan, and a flat-screen TV. Some units also offer tea and coffee making facilities, and a baby cot. The hotel ensures a pleasant stay with services such as housekeeping, room service, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can also enjoy the convenience of free WIFI throughout the property.

The Betsy Hotel offers a range of activities including yoga classes, walking tours, and cycling. The hotel is within close proximity to several points of interest such as Lummus Park Beach (200 metres), Miami Beach (300 metres), South Pointe Park Beach (1.4 km), and the Art Deco Historic District (700 metres). The Miami International Airport is conveniently located just 18 km away, making it an ideal choice for international guests.

Scores of NDC footsoldiers have questioned Sammy Gyamfi on the source of the funds he is wasting on himself and wife. “This is an extreme form of extravagance at our expense. It is nothing short of a vulgar display of opulence. Our Communications Officer must explain to us where he got this money to blow on himself and unemployed wife” one NDC social media activist wrote on his Facebook timeline.”

Attached is the full lawsuit

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