'Corrupt' Mahama not fit to contest 2020 elections - Kofi Akpaloo

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 Source: Richard Obeng Bediako, Contributor

The Founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Percival Kofi Akpaloo has heavily descended on the flagbearer of National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama saying he his corrupt,not credible thus he is not fit to contest for the 2020 Presidential elections.

He argued that the NDC has a chance to “prevent another disaster in 2020” if they change their Presidential candidate because of his involvement in the alleged Airbus corruption scandal.

” Why has former President Mahama failed to talk in his involvement in the Airbus corruption scandal? How can Ghanaians have trust in a person who always takes bribes? The truth is that Mahama is not credible and I know he will be exposed big time before the 2020 elections,”Percival Kofi Akpaloo exclusively told Kwame Tutu on ‘Anopa Nkomo‘ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7

Kofi Akpaloo stressed that,” the former president and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), failed to deliver on their promises to Ghanaians, mismanaged the economy, embezzled state funds hence should not be allowed to rule again.”

“He has become a demi-god in the party and so even when he goes wrong and you point it out, you will get his supporters verbally attack you. Mahama had his chance to perform and so he could be assessed, but, I want to state that I have not failed before.”

According to him, although Mahama’s name was not explicitly mentioned in the court documents that gave detailed accounts about the alleged corrupt deal, it is important that having served as Vice President and President within the period, he avails himself to the ongoing probe into the matter.

According to him, the mismanagement under the NDC administration was so enormous that it plunged the nation into huge debts and woes.

Ghana is one of five countries in which the European aviation giant, Airbus, paid or attempted to pay millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for contracts, leading a court in Britain to slap a fine of £3 billion on the company.

In court documents and hearings, Airbus admitted five counts of failing to prevent bribery, using a network of secret agents to pay large-scale backhanders to officials in foreign countries, including Ghana, to land high-value contracts.

Source: Richard Obeng Bediako, Contributor

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