NEW. Watch live television from Ghana, the latest Ghanaian movies and OBE TV.The Member of Parliament for Asikuma Odoben Brakwa, Hon. P.C. Appiah, has turned his guns on President John Evans Atta Mills! He has accused the latter of covering up corruption that is very close to his nose, and refusing to conduct investigations into allegations that some leading members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government have engaged in acts of corruption!
According to Appiah Ofori, the alleged corrupt officials work very close to the President, but a petition he sent to the President to this effect has been totally ignored by the President, who likes to describe himself as Mr. Clean.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP), who has achieved a level of notoriety for himself for his off the-cuff accusations of corruption against fellow politicians, recently accused his own colleague MPs of taking $5000.00 bribes, allegations he has refused to prove. It is likely that his high-flying accusations against leading members of the NDC would also suffer the same fate! Speaking to an Accra based radio station yesterday afternoon; Mr. Appiah-Ofori also accused the president of duplicity for not revoking the sale of 70% shares of Ghana Telecom to Vodafone International Holdings BV.
According to the Appiah-Ofori, the President had shown extreme bad faith to the people of Ghana by failing to revoke SPA, because, he, Appiah Ofori, had amply demonstrated to the president why the sale of the seventy percent shares was unconstitutional.
According to the MP, who accused his colleagues of taking $5000.00 bribes to approve the sale, there were grave procedural errors over the parliamentary approval, and he had given the President ample evidence to this effect.
The NPP MP had been called to give comments on the statement issued by government this week that it was going to ‘re-engage; the management at Vodafone with a view to varying the conditions of sale of Ghana’s 70% stake in GT. Mr. Appiah Ofori said he had presented President Atta Mills with ample evidence to demonstrate that the sale and purchase agreement between Ghana and Vodafone was illegal and ought to be abrogated. “If he cannot do this then he is unfit to be President. He swore that he would abrogate this contract, but that is not what he is doing,” Mr. Appiah Ofori said.
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