The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Alban S.K. Bagbin has admitted to being corrupt.
According to the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli-Kaleo in the Upper West Region, the political system in Ghana, makes public office holders corrupt.
“We should all admit, we are all corrupt, it is a fact, because of the system,” Bagbin told host of Starr Chat Bola Ray Wednesday.
Asked directly by the host if he is corrupt, Mr. Bagbin said “Yes I am,” adding “Look we have Reverends, we have Pastors who go through the system, and they are corrupted.”
The former Majority Leader also stated that President Akufo-Addo will struggle to fight corruption due to the financial support he had from people in the run up to all the elections he [Akufo-Addo] contested and lost before winning the 2016 elections.
“When people invest in you and you are given office, of course that is one of the reasons why I said His Excellency will have it tough fighting corruption…, because he fought the First World War [Election 2008], Second World War [Election 2012] and third world war , sponsored by people.”
“Is he saying that those people are Father Christmas, no? As a country we have to look at this.”
Bagbin added that politicians specifically MP aspirants spend over one million Ghana cedis during electioneering campaigns just to get votes which contributes to making some politicians corrupt when they get into office.