President John Dramani Mahama has openly professed his preference for Japanese made cars in the wake of the raging controversy over a Ford Expedition gift he allegedly received from Burkinabe contractor.
“I don’t use Ford, I don’t like American cars, I use Japanese cars, Toyota is my car…” Meanwhile he has also indicated that his outfit is awaiting an official letter from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and “appropriately, we’d respond to it.”
Addressing party faithful at Ashaiman during his ‘Accounting to the People Tour’ he said “recently there’s the issue of a Ford Expedition…, I’ve never been under the illusion that that vehicle was a gift to the state and it’s never been used for my personal comfort. “In any case I don’t use Ford, I don’t like American cars, I use Japanese cars, Toyota is my car but it’s a matter for the Commission on Human Rights. I hear there’s a petition there, appropriately we’d respond to it.”
The president is under a barrage of criticisms especially from members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) demanding explanations from the president himself relating to the alleged bribe.
It also comes on the heels of claims by the president in an interview with the BBC recently that he has never taken a bribe.