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President Mahama must speak on Ford gift - NPP

Acting National Chairman of the party Freddie Blay made this request at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday.

 
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Acting National Chairman of the party Freddie Blay made this request at a press conference in Accra today (Wednesday).

Mr. Blay said the president’s long silence is rather worrying since he ordinarily would have responded to other issues at the slightest opportunity if it wasn’t a corruption allegation against him.

He asked if different rules apply to different citizens in the same circumstance. “Who is to tell the police man not to take gift from ordinary motorists, are we now being told that when it comes to matters of corruption and integrity there must be one law for President Mahama and his minsters and staffers on one hand and another law for everyone else in the country?”

Most political parties in the countryhave condemned the act with some of them petitioning the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) over the same matter. Mr. Blay said the president must come clean on the matter since the contractor in question has already “confessed”.

“The president who is personally and directly involved in this bribery allegation has thus far refused to speak or has not yet spoken on the matter. Mr. President please speak on your own behalf and in your own defence. The giver has confessed and he has given you and government who has to secure government contract” he said.

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