The Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) has challenged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to talk on claims he gained a $40,000 bribe.
At a press convention on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the Communications Director of the NDC, Kakra Essamuah, suggested the media to press the President to reply to the allegations.
“The President will have to in my opinion talk to it… I’m urging him, I’m difficult that, I need to pay attention his voice. He will have to come and absolve himself.”
“That is the least I be expecting from you [the media] and I do know that you’re going to do your patriotic responsibility to name upon him and are available and resolution why he took $40,000 as bribe,” Mr. Essamuahsaid.
On the identical press convention, the Ketu South MP, Fifi Kwetey, stated this was once the newest proof of corruption below the Akufo-Addo management.
Mr. Kwetey remarked that there was once a “plague of hypocrisy presiding over Ghana” as a result of the loss of complaint from observers.
“Are you able to believe if President Rawlings had been stuck on tape receiving $40,000 in bribes? Are you able to believe what would occur on this nation… Are you able to believe if President Mahama was once stuck on tape receiving a $40,000 bribe?”
The cash was once purportedly given to the President by means of Adjei Bawuah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the US of The us, on behalf of the Director of City Roads, Alhaji Abass, to allegedly save the latter’s process.
The New Patriotic Birthday celebration (NPP) has denied the claims pronouncing the alleged transaction took place in 2016 when a celebration supporter donated the budget to strengthen the NPP marketing campaign.
The governing celebration has additionally threatened to sue media homes that experience televised the video purporting to turn President Akufo-Addo receiving the bribe of $40,000.