Addressing the chiefs and people of Gambibgo during his tour of the Upper East Region, Mahama said Akufo-Addo was bathing in corruption.
“This president is bathing in corruption because I say that because the allegations of corruption are of people closed to him and that is why I say that he is bathing in it,” Mahama said, as quoted by Citinewsroom.
“This country is heading in the wrong direction and it is our duty and responsibility to rescue our nation.”
In a separate address during his tour of the Ashanti Region, Mahama accused Akufo-Addo of not doing enough to fight corruption in the country.
He said Akufo-Addo has proven to have a proclivity for shielding and clearing his appointees who have been implicated in alleged corruption scandals.
“The mistake with Nana Akufo-Addo is that some of the people engaged in corruption are so close to him in terms of the relationship that he is unable to do anything to them,” he told Wezor TV.
“Aside from that, he has a proclivity, where corruption has occurred and it has to with one of his appointees to try and clear them and shield them. He has done that in almost every scandal that has hit.”
Mahama also cited the recent resignation of Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu and Auditor General Daniel Domelevo, who was forced to proceed on over five-month leave, suggesting the government was impeding their work.
He assured that the next NDC government will allow the system to work and will not shield any appointees from being prosecuted.
“Ghanaians will elect me to change the course of their lives and their destinies to work and get them employment so it won’t be my job to run after political opponents.
“All I will do is let the system work; let the Office of the Special Prosecutor investigate those cases and prosecute anybody who is involved in them. That is how it should be,” he added.