Mahama accuses Akufo-Addo of shielding corrupt appointees

Mahama accuses Akufo-Addo of shielding corrupt appointees 

Mahama accuses Akufo-Addo of shielding corrupt appointees

Mahama accuses Akufo-Addo of shielding corrupt appointees

The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has accused  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of shielding his appointees who are engaged in corruption.

He indicated that there were appointees under the Akufo-Addo led administration who are implicated in corruption allegations and promised to deal with those appointees when voted into power.

Speaking on Wezor TV in the Ashanti Region, the former President insisted that President Akufo-Addo has not laid down proper measures to deal with the issue of corruption and accused him of fuelling the act.

“The mistake with Nana Akufo-Addo is that some of the people engaged in corruption act are so close to him in terms of relationship to the extent that he is unable to do anything to them.”

“Aside from that, he has a proclivity, where corruption has occurred and it has to with one of his appointees to try and clear them and shield them. He has done that in almost every scandal that has hit,” he said.

Mr Mahama, however, assured that anti-corruption institutions would work unabated should Ghanaians give him the nod in the December 7 polls.

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He said under his government Ghana would be corruption free and would not hesitate to deal with his own appointees should they found culpable.

This assurance comes amid the controversy enveloping the Agyapa Royalties deal and the subsequent resignation of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, who has accused the President of interfering in his work.

Ghana’s Auditor-General Daniel Domelevo was also forced on an over-150 day leave prompting criticism towards the government for perceived interference in an independent body’s work.

“Ghanaians will elect me to change the course of their lives and their destinies to work and get them employment so it won’t be my job to run after political opponents.”

“All I will do is let the system work; let the Office of the Special Prosecutor investigate those cases and prosecute anybody who is involved in them. That is how it should be,” he said.

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The former President made similar assertions when speaking at a durbar of chiefs and people of Gambbigo as part of his tour of the Upper East Region on Sunday evening.

“This president is bathing in corruption because I say that because the allegations of corruption are of people closed to him and that is why I say that he is bathing in it.”

“This country is heading in the wrong direction and it is our duty and responsibility to rescue our nation,” he indicated.


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