A member of the communications team of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Nyamah, has described the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as the only contestant in this year’s elections who has corruption tag hovering around his neck.
He said the country cannot be entrusted into the hands of John Dramani Mahama because his records in the corruption fight and other areas of the economy are way below average.
Mr Nyamah’s comments come after private legal practitioner and a member of the NDC, Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe, said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has no credibility in the fight against graft in Ghana.
In the view of Mr Tamakloe, Mr Mahama demonstrated his willingness and enough commitment in the fight against corruption when he was in office, unlike Mr Akufo-Addo, who he said has failed to show that level of commitment.
Reacting to his comments on the same show, Mr Nyamah indicated that when Mr Mahama was the Vice President of Ghana, his boss, the late former president John Evans Atta Mills, initiated investigations against him over a transaction he was involved in.
This he said smacks of a corrupt leader.
“He is the only presidential candidate that has the corruption tag on him. When he was the Vice President, his sitting president had launched investigations against him in the Embraer deal.
“Why is he refusing to talk about the Airbus saga? We have told him he is the Government Official 1 and why is he refusing to talk about it?
“Tell me one thing that you can accuse Akufo-Addo of,” he dared.