General News of Thu, 21 Dec 201713
Ricketts-Hagan is corrupt – NDC man alleges
A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, Alhaji Mohammed Sani, has warned former Deputy Minister of Finance, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan to desist from tagging some past government officials who served in the Mahama administration as corrupt.
The Member of Parliament for Cape Coast South has revealed that some members of the NDC amassed wealth for themselves while serving as appointees under former President, Mahama.
And these people, the former Minister who declared his intention to contest the Flagbearer race of the NDC ought to be dealt with.
“This country can move much faster than what we are doing at the moment and get better results than we are getting at the moment. At the moment, politicians are not very popular because Ghanaians are not very happy with the things that are going on.
“We are the politicians and we must clean our houses, whether it is corruption or whatever, corruption is something that we must be seen to be fighting. As I always say: corruption is like a ghost, you know it is there but sometimes you can’t point to it, so, we must look at the root cause of corruption because we are to serve our people, not to serve ourselves.” He said in an interview while officially announcing his decision to run for the flag bearer slot of the NDC ahead of the 2020 polls.
Reacting to this statement on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Thursday, Mohammed Sani could not fathom why a man who is also an appointee of the past government could make such baseless allegations.
“I respect Ricketts-Hagan a lot and I have no problem if he plans to be a president but the issue I have with him is the corruption tag he has given the NDC officials. Has he forgotten that he was also an appointee of the past government? He also served in the John Mahama’s administration and so that means he is also very corrupt,” he said.
According to him, Mr Ricketts-Hagan failed to substantiate his allegation, a situation he believes does not help the NDC party.