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NDC has no integrity to fight for Auditor-General – John Boadu

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Thu, 28 Nov 2019 Source: peacefmonline.com

General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has said that the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has no integrity to talk about or jump to the defence of the embattled Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo.

According to him, the 'two-faced' NDC is only courting more trouble for the Auditor-General.

Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, he explained that inasmuch as the Auditor-General has his own issues with EOCO, it is not up to the NDC to jump to the defence of the man.

"When they do that, they make it look very political and will affect the Auditor-General’s attracted sympathy," he said.

"How do you even believe the NDC when they have not been consistent with their issues?"

"At one point, they are speaking in favour of a policy, at another point, they are against it, so why should Ghanaians waste time listening to them, let alone understand what they are saying. The New Patriotic Party has no intentions or whatsoever to persecute the Auditor-General," he assured.

He said Institutions must be allowed to do their work, and if the Auditor-General feels things are not right, he must follow due process to defend his course.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the government is scheming to get the Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo removed.



Government has categorically stated that it does not have plans or any intention to remove Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Domelevo from office.

Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding the arrest and prosecution of Yaw Osafo Maafo, the Senior Minister, over an alleged $1 million deal with UK firm, Kroll Associates.

At a press conference addressed by the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the party insists that the current controversy surrounding the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, are attempts by the government "to have him removed” to prevent scrutiny of the deal.

The party feels the investigation of the Auditor-General is also "because of his uncompromising stance in the fight against corruption.”

Background

The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) is trying to investigate alleged procurement breaches in the Ghana Audit Service during the purchase of buses by the service in 2018.

But Mr Domelevo has argued that EOCO no longer had jurisdiction to investigate corruption-related offices following the establishment of the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

The Auditor-General, in a letter dated September 24. 2019, addressed to the Senior Minister, outlined reasons why the Senior Minister’s payment to Kroll Associates was to be disallowed and have him surcharged for the amount of Gh?4,869,421.87 the equivalent of US$1,031,460.50 being payment to Kroll Associates for a contract awarded in September 2017 with the effective date of February 13, 2017.

Source: peacefmonline.com
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