President John Dramani Mahama’s assertion of having clean hands in corruption appears to have drawn some anger from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) which is calling for the president to retract his bold claim.
They are equally demanding an unqualified apology from him taking into account it is an open secret he is neck-deep in corruption contrary to his claims in the international media
In an interview with BBC’s Focus on Africa’s Peter Okwoche, president Mahama indicated that he has not in his public life been corrupt.
But the opposition contends there is abundant evidence of corruption that has been superintended by the president for which reason he has no moral justification to tag himself as incorruptible.
Speaking on Ultimate Fm’s late evening political show Fact File, a communicator for the NPP, Eric Amoako Twum challenged the president to come clear on his commitment to fighting corruption.
“The President himself knows he has not shown commitment to fighting corruption and the NDC knows that. He is doing what the English will call closing the backdoor when the horse has already bolted”, he said.
According to him, the President is being economical with the truth as compared to the NPP’s flagbearer who has openly stated he is not corrupt and will never be corrupt.
He indicates that the infamous bus rebranding exercise, the Woyome scandal among a number of other alleged stinky deals points to the fact that the president cannot absolve himself of corruption.
By: Ghana/Ultimate1069.com / 106.9fm