New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described claims by aides to former president John Mahama as being incorruptible as the “biggest joke.”
Mr. Mahama is being accused of diverting $13 million of E.O. Group funds meant for the development of the Western region. He had, however, rubbished those allegations.
His aide Joyce Bawah Mogtari said the allegation “is another orchestrated but failed attempt by the NPP government to divert attention from the numerous corruption scandals suffocating it”.
The statement further indicated that: “Former President Mahama, unlike President Nana Akufo-Addo, is incorruptible. He, therefore, welcomes the said petition and expects the Special Prosecutor who the petitioners claim is the originator and source of the false and dubious claims, to expeditiously commence its work”.
Reacting to those assertions, the NPP said: “On their second claim about Mahama, rather than Akufo-Addo, being incorruptible, we find this as perhaps, the biggest joke of the century that will see every Ghanaian laughing. Need we remind them of how synonymous the name, John Mahama had become with corruption? Need we remind them that John Mahama superintended over the worst corrupt regime in the history of this country, where on daily basis, Ghanaians were greeted with one form of corruption scandal or another?”
“Need we remind them of the GYEEDAs, the SADAs, the SUBAs, the Amajaros, the Smarttys, the Brazil World Cup scandals, the Woyomes, the Isofotons, the Watervilles, the Fortives, the Kanazoes [where Mahama accepted a “bride” of a Ford Expedition from a Burkinabe contractor]? Need we remind John Mahama of the uncountable corruption scandals, most of which he personally supervised during his tenure? Need we remind John Mahama that one of the reasons for his unprecedented electoral humiliation at the 2016 polls was because of his personal involvement in a lot of these corruption scandals?
“It is pretty obvious from the foregoing that, Joyce Bawah Mogtari only sought to ridicule former President Mahama by suggesting in the statement that he is incorruptible. How can somebody who eats and drinks corruption be said to be incorruptible? Certainly, this, cannot even be told the marines. We encourage the Office of the former President to rather respond directly to the serious allegations made against him in the said petition and not engage in these red-herrings and unprovoked attacks,” the acting general secretary of the Elephant family John Boadu said.