The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has implored the Special Prosecutor to investigate President Akufo-Addo after a suspected gold mafia, Alistair Mathias named him as his friend and lawyer.
According to the NDC’s Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, the number of times the President and his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia have been referenced in bribe-taking syndicates was alarming.
He pointed out that the Presidency tends to keep quiet when investigative reports suggest corrupt practices within the Office of the Presidency.
“As has become standard practice under the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia NPP government, the Presidency has kept a deafening silence on this matter in the wake of the damning revelations contained in the Al Jazeera documentary.
“Given the record and penchant of this government to cover up graft, Ghanaians cannot and must not accept silence or the usual flippant denials emanating from the Presidency or government corridors on this matter.
“It is against this backdrop that the NDC hereby calls on the Special Prosecutor to take keen interest in this matter and launch a full-scale investigation into this matter with the aim of prosecuting anyone found culpable.”
He made this while addressing the media on Tuesday, April 25, during NDC’s Moments of Truth Series.
Mr Gyamfi subsequently disclosed that the NDC would petition Parliament to establish a publicly televised and bipartisan probe into the matter.
“We invite President Akufo-Addo, his handlers and the people at the corridors of power to whole-heartedly embrace our call for a bi-partisan probe into this serious matter, if indeed they so believe nothing untoward has been occasioned the State and that, they have nothing to hide.”
Additionally, he alluded to the report on galamsey by Former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, in which some government officials were to be involved in the act.
In regard to this, Mr Gyamfi asked the Special Prosecutor and Parliament not to ignore their request for the allegations to be investigated.
“It is our fervent hope and firm belief that, these very serious issues will not be swept under the carpet, and that the Special Prosecutor and Parliament will rise to the occasion in order to stop the continuous desecration of our Presidency and environment by President Akufo-Addo, his Vice, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia and the ruling New Patriotic Party.”
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