There is nothing wrong if I own filling stations - Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

Okudzeto News Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 Source: yen.com.gh

The Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said that there is nothing wrong if he owns fleets of petrol tanker vehicles and filling stations in Accra as alleged.

He said that even though it is good to be described as wealthy, it is unfortunate he doesn’t own all the wealth attributed to him.

He said “What is wrong if I own a filling station? Haven’t you seen many politicians with so many properties and businesses?”

“I am not into oil business and I leave those who have concocted the rumours to their conscience and into the hands of God,” he added. He said the rumour making the rounds that he owns filling stations and other properties from state funds are mischievous attempts to dent his reputation. He explained that his uncle, one Mr Ablakwa owns Allied Oil Company and wondered whether those circulating the rumours were linking him to his uncle’s company.

“My uncle has been in oil business long before I came into politics, I was in kindergarten then. I suspect that is confusing people. We are not the same. There are so many Okudzetos in Ghana. My grandfather has 68 children. I am not in any filling stations business” he noted He charged the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to investigate him if they believe he used government funds in creating any form of personal wealth.

“The NPP is in power now so they can investigate me if they think I stole state money to acquire that. Is it a crime to own a filling station? It’s not a criminal offence if I own one and we have to understand that.”

Source: yen.com.gh