Member of Parliament for Wa Central, Honourable Dr Rashid Pelpuo has been shamefully exposed after his attempts to peddle falsehood by playing on bad roads was caught swiftly.
The MP, sharing an image of a v8 vehicle stuck on a muddy road, had alleged that the vehicle in the picture belonged to a deputy minister of Agriculture who had been stuck on an abandoned road.
His post on Twitter read, “NPP Deputy Minister of Agric got his V8 stuck on an abandoned cocoa road project in the Western Region. See how one community member reacted ‘We hooted at him because his government has abandoned the road for three good years now’!—Opayin Atta Mensah, Cocoa farmer”.
It, however, turned out that the image in question was the President of Democratic Republic of Congo as far back as 2014. According to the Saturday Vision that reported the incident on its Facebook page “President Joseph Kabila’s car got stuck in mud in Rushuru, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He drove himself most of the journey during his recent tour of the region. His car got stuck in the mud several times on the way and the presidential guards had to get out and push it”.
Interestingly, Dr Pelpuo has since taken down that post from his Twitter handle after the backlash intensified.