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I have no evidence of corruption on Mahama - Greenstreet

"I refuse to be part of a group of people who seek to denigrate individuals…I won’t tell the president he is corrupt unless I have evidence against him,”

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Presidential nominee of the Convention People’s party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, says no amount of pressure mounted on him will make him describe President Mahama as corrupt.

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"I refuse to be part of a group of people who seek to denigrate individuals…I won’t tell the president he is corrupt unless I have evidence against him,”  Greenstreet said during a question on corruption at the IEA Evening Encounter series on Tuesday.

He was responding to a question on the Ford Expedition as a gift to President Mahama when he was vice resident as a reward for awarding a contract to his Burkinabe friend according to a Joyfm report.

Greentstreet was quoted by Joyfm as saying "Ford Expedition gift doesn't feel wrong" as his response to the report.

Many saw his position as an endorsement of corruption which is out of place for a man who wants to lead the country.

But in his response at the Evening Encounter Greenstreet said  “they want me to jump on their bandwagon. I am not an agitator for other people’s political intentions. And we’ve constantly heard the refrain on radio, people are tried on radio and are found guilty even before they have the opportunity to respond"

He said while his party is yet to make any formal statement on the Ford Expedition saga, a CPP government will do everything to reduce corruption.

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