MP Sam George, said that the Managing Editor for the Dispatch Newspaper and Pollster Ben Ephson has got no use to the national discourse. His claims came after some comments made by Ben Ephson praising the Military Commander who deployed armed Military Men to the floor of parliament on January 7 to restore calm.
Earlier, Ben Ephson had reacted to the chaos in parliament, and according to him the best decision was to order the invasion of the Chamber by armed military. “Because when you are outside the perimeter of parliament and you hear angry words exchanges, the soldiers came in they came in a very dignified manner. The other side of the coin was if the commander had just stood outside and pardon my language, the MPs had knives on them and decided to stab each other would we have criticised the officer in charge of the military that when they heard the noise and asked why didn’t he intervene?”
While reacting to the position taken by the pollster on issue, Sam George claimed that Ben Ephson’s significance to national discourse has now decreased to what the economic value is to him. “As for Ben Ephson, his value to national discourse is now reduced to what the economic value is to him. A useless waste of our time and space,” he posted on his Facebook page.