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General News Tue, 5 Jun 2018

$8m for JM2016: Multimedia now an outlet for political propaganda - Mahama

Former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has reacted to news that he received an amount of 8 million dollars from embattled President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi.

JoyNews Evans Mensah had claimed Mr Nyantakyi in a statement to the Criminal Investigations Department, CID, of the Ghana Police on May 23 reportedly disclosed that an amount of $8 million was given to Mr Mahama and the NDC ahead of 2016 elections.

The multimedia outlet alleged that the CID are investigating whether or not the money was sent, how it was sent, if at all it was and who received what amount by John Mahama. The CID they say, are also looking into a possible breach of financial laws if indeed the amount of money was sent.

The former president in reaction wrote on his Twitter page:

“Over the years, people have fought and in some cases paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy today. When a supposedly respected media house like Multimedia allows itself to be used for such base political propaganda, it besmirches our common honour and the sacrifices that we have made as a people.”



Meanwhile, Mr Kofi Adams who was the 2016 Campaign Coordinator of the Former President has also trashed the claims in a statement indicating that neither John Mahama nor his campaign team received such support.

“This lie and many desperate acts over the last few days cannot and will not exonerate President Akufo-Addo from the various acts of wanton corruption and the revelation that Nyantakyi is captured on the said tape making, including asking for various sums of money from people on his behalf”, he disclosed

Read full text of his rebuttal below

RE: ANAS VIDEO: MAHAMA’S NAME POPS UP IN $8 MILLION NYANTAKYI SCANDAL

I have noted, as the Campaign Coordinator of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Campaign in 2016, a desperately concocted story carried by Accra radio station, JoyFM, that an unknown person gave an amount of $8 million to the party for the elections.

This is subterfuge and a deliberately woven lie, between JoyFM, Kwesi Nyantakyi and the Police CID, for the sole purpose of sharing the profound damage done to the President and some of his lieutenants by claims made in the Anas video by Kwesi Nyantakyi.

This lie and many desperate acts over the last few days cannot and will not exonerate President Akufo-Addo from the various acts of wanton corruption and the revelation that Nyantakyi is captured on the said tape making,including asking for various sums of money from people on his behalf.

Neither the NDC nor our candidate, John Dramani Mahama, received any amount from an unknown person.

Kofi Adams

National Organiser, NDC

Accra



Source: mynewsgh.com
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