An international relations and security expert, Irbard Ibrahim has called on a journalist with Accra Based radio Station Joy Fm, Manasseh Azure to apologize to President John Dramani Mahama. This follows a story broke by the media practitioner that has generated huge public outcry.The said story alleged President Mahama had received a Ford Expedition vehicle from a Burkinabe contractor. Djibril Kanazoe as a gift in 2012. This action, many say, amounts to conflict of interest and corruption. Insinuation was also cast that the Vehicle was to bribe the president for giving contracts to the said contractor.
The communication minister, Dr. Omane Boamah has however responded to the story indicating the said vehicle was received by the president and per-conventions at the presidency, the vehicle has been added to the pool of state vehicles at the presidency.
“The inference of conflict of interest is therefore absolutely false and untenable”, he said. The minority caucus in parliament jumped into the argument and stated their resolve to institute an impeachment procedure against the president.
Speaking on Radio Gold’s current affairs programme, the political talking point however, Irbaard Ibrahim described the story as “a desperate political move of retrospective vendetta.”
According to him, the expose was irrational and not a ‘killer punch’ that can win anybody power. He called on Manasseh Awuni to as a matter of urgency apologize to the president.
Cautioning the opposition to be guided in their utterances, Mr. Ibrahim called on them to structure an appealing message that can win the party votes from Ghanaians or risk suffering the worst defeat since 1992 in November.
“The opposition misfired on Komenda and is misfiring again,” he added.