Communications Director for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa says the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) cannot compare President Akufo-Addo and former president John Dramani Mahama under any circumstance with regards to corruption.
In a press conference to reply the NPP who had earlier accused the former president of being corrupt, the NDC slammed the ruling party insisting that President Akufo-Addo supervises unprecedented corruption and has become a clearing agent for his appointees who are cited for corrupt practices.
However, in a quick clap back, Buaben Asamoa said comparisons cannot be made between the two presidents when it comes to corruption.
According to him, Mr Mahama is known worldwide for corruption, thanks to the Airbus Scandal which he was allegedly cited by the UK government.
“However, when it comes to the person who is mostly tagged with corruption if you put John Mahama and Nana Addo on the scale, John Mahama has international recognition when it comes to corruption. Was it not John Mahama that a court in the UK has tagged him as the government official one in an Airbus scandal which today, the office of the Special Prosecutor is investigating? Has Nana Addo been tagged with such a scandal?”, he asked.
“Was it not John Mahama then Vice President under late former President Mills administration that the issue of Embraer plane scandal-hit to the extent that then-President Mills set up a committee to investigate him?”, he rhetorically asked.