U-turn? Sam George beats retreat on claims ex-officials bought 271 cars

First, Accra-based Citi FM's online platform published a story under the headline "NDC staffers purchased 'missing' state vehicles - Sam George." The story was curled from comments he made on the station's political talk show "The Big Issue."

  • Published:
play Sam George, MP for Ningo Prampram
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram beat a hasty retreat Saturday over claims that suggested the presidency could not account for the over 200 missing cars because ex-government officials bought 271 of them.

READ MORE: Sam George: Ex-officials bought 271 salon cars at the presidency

First, Accra-based Citi FM's online platform published a story under the headline "NDC staffers purchased 'missing' state vehicles - Sam George." The story was curled from comments he made on the station's political talk show "The Big Issue."

But later, Sam George said his comments were "misrepresented in the headline and the story.

According to him "on no occasion and nowhere in the attached voice clip do I indicate that the so called 'missing' vehicles were bought by former staffers. The attempt to stretch my submission that far points to an unfortunate attempt to seek an escape route for a government that has eggs in its face over their false claims."

But his comments, published on Pulse.com.gh, noted that: "We put out a list of 641 vehicles. We handed over about 370 vehicles to the assets and logistics committee [of the new government] and these vehicles were physically inspected by the assets committee led by lawyer Ayikoi Otoo.”

He continued: “You’ll see a disparity and it is because 271 salon cars were purchased by staffers who had put in a request to purchase their vehicles which were 2 years and above.”

In his rejoinder posted on Facebook, the Ningo Prampram MP followed his party line, saying "no car is missing."

READ MORE: 'Put public interest first' - Akufo-Addo tells ministers

"I repeat my position as has been from the beginning. No cars are missing! The new administration is simply on a fishing expedition and on a smear campaign against the outgone administration," he said.

"There is currently a 2016 registered bulletproof Toyota Avalon and two 2016 registered bulletproof Toyota Landcruisers in the custody of the administration. They have placed them in the pool and are playing to the gallery with a 10 year old BMW as the President's vehicle. They had better get serious!," he concluded.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos