Communication Director for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa says the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is making a grave mistake by comparing former President John Dramani Mahama to President Akufo-Addo, on the issue of corruption.
According to him, fighting corruption in the country is not about who can shout the loudest in the media, but rather, about implementing measures to make corruption an unattractive venture for people to engage in.
His remarks appear to be a veiled dig at the NDC’s press conference held Monday, August 30 where the opposition party took the current administration to the cleaners for instituitionalising the canker.
That press conference – by the opposition – was in response to an earlier one organised by the ruling party last week, which was a reaction to some allegations made by the NDC 2020 Presidential candidate, Ex-President John Dramani Mahama on his Thank You tour.
Unbridled Corruption & Plain Thievery Under NPP
The NDC’s Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, was of the opinion that failure to vote against the NPP in 2024 will lead to further dissipation of the public purse.
“Former President Mahama echoed the sentiments of the vast majority of Ghanaians who feel scandalized by the unbridled corruption and plain thievery that has become the hallmark of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia NPP government.
“The alarming case of corruption under this government is such that Ghanaians cannot wait to exact accountability by voting out the NPP after their eight year tenure in 2024.
“Anything short if that will spell doom for the public purse which will be subjected to further abuse should their mandates be renewed beyond 2024.”
International Recognition As Gov’t Official 1
But speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia‘ Morning Show, the former Adenta Member of Parliament touted the government’s achievement in the fight against corruption.
He maintained that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government led by President Akufo-Addo has put measures in place which are gradually preventing corruption in the country; thus, Ghanaians can attest to the things the Akufo-Addo government is doing openly to put a stop to corruption in the country.
“However, when it comes to the person who is mostly tagged with corruption if you put John Mahama and Nana Addo on the scale, John Mahama has international recognition when it comes to corruption. Was it not John Mahama that a court in the UK has tagged him as the government official one in an Airbus scandal which today, the office of the Special Prosecutor is investigating? Has Nana Addo been tagged with such a scandal?”, he asked.
“Was it not John Mahama then Vice President under late former President Mills administration that the issue of Embraer plane scandal hit to the extent that then President Mills set up a committee to investigate him?”, he rhetorically asked.
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