The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has taken a swipe at the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), saying they have no moral authority to accuse President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC government of being corrupt.
According to the NDC scribe, NPP’s record of fighting the dreaded canker both in the past and present has been nothing but pathetic.
“They claimed they are apostles of democracy but when Paul Afoko the then Chairman raised issues concerning a certain bank account, I am sure you know what happened to him. Can these people claim to be fighting corruption?” General Mosquito as he is affectionately called queried.
The flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described President John Mahama’s fight against corruption as a “sham” and “self-professed”.
But President Mahama noted during his last State of the Nation Address in Parliament that under his watch a lot of corruption-related activities have been exposed.
According to the President, that demonstrates his administration’s commitment to fighting corruption.
But delivering what he termed ‘The Real State of the Nation Address’ at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Nana Addo said all the corruption scandals that had been exposed were not as a result of the President’s effort.
Rather, he said the media, civil society organisations and the Minority in Parliament had been responsible for bringing such scandals to the public’s attention.
Speaking on news and current affairs programme Ghana Dadwen on Onua FM on Wednesday, April 20 Mr Asiedu Nketiah maintained that President Mahama’s fight against corruption is unmatched.
“Just mention one instance of corruption case that the president is not dealing with, unlike Ex-President Kufour who said when you find any of his ministers to be indulging in an act of corruption, you should go and report to the police,” he stated.
Mr Asiedu Nketiah said if NPP in opposition is not able to solve issues of corruption, how will they be able to do so in government.
How can Nana Addo, he said, supervise suspension of people in the party who exposed corruption and still wants to govern.
“When they are chasing people out of the party over corruption, how will they fight it when they have power, master they should not talk about corruption.
“Have you heard that someone embezzles money in the NDC and he is covered? Asempa that is the difference between the NDC and the NPP.”
By Bright Dzakah|Onua FM|tv3network.com|Ghana