AIRBUS BRIBERY: "Show Me A Paragraph Indicting Mahama And I’ll Resign" – Sammy Gyamfi Dares NPP
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dared Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah as well as the governing New Patriotic Party’s Deputy Campaign Manager Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid and a member of the NPP’s communication team Nana Akomea, to tweet or produce a single paragraph in the Airbus bribery indicating that former President John Mahama took a €5million bribe.
According to Mr Gyamfi, if the government and the NPP are able to do so, he will resign his position as the National Communication Officer of the biggest opposition party in Ghana.
He told journalists at a press conference that Mr Mahama is incorruptible, adding that the attempts by the NPP and the government to use the Airbus scandal to equalise a recent bribery exposé in which the President is caught on videotape accepting a fat envelope full of cash, which the NDC insists was a bribe, will not wash.
Mr Gyamfi’s challenge to the NPP follows a press conference held by Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid on Friday morning, in which he cautioned the electorate against voting for Mr Mahama, who is the presidential candidate of the NDC in the 7 December 2020 polls, since, according to the Minister of Zongo and Inner-city Development, the former President is a fugitive.
Dr Abdul-Hamid said: “Whichever way you look at it, former President John Mahama has been accused in court documents, appearing in three countries for his personal involvement in an international bribery scandal valued at 5 million euros.
“What this means is that John Mahama could soon face the International Criminal Justice System.
“This is the man on the ballot paper that will be handed over to you on Monday. He will be presented to you as a presidential candidate”, he noted.
“When you choose him, you risk choosing a president who may be a fugitive in France, the UK, and the USA”.
“Prosecutors in all three countries, in striking a deal with Airbus for the fines, made it clear that it will not stop them from pursuing the individuals involved. This means that candidate Mahama risks arrest if he steps anywhere near those shores”, he added.
“Can you imagine a President of the Republic of Ghana with an international arrest warrant on his head? A President who would not be able to travel freely abroad to fight and negotiate for Ghana? That is the risk of voting for John Mahama. The alternative is, indeed, scarier than we all thought,” he added.