President John Dramani Mahama has thrown a challenge to politicians, especially the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to meet him in court or before any investigative body if they have evidence of any wrongdoing against him.
Speaking to a teeming crowd of NDC supporters in Ho, the capital of the Volta region of Ghana during the manifesto launch of the ruling party, President Mahama said he is prepared to appear before any institution if anyone has evidence against him that he is corrupt.
ďI am prepared as President of this country to appear before anybody, any institution to be investigated for corruption,Ē President Mahama opined.
The NPP during a press conference a few days ago alleged that President Mahama does not deserve to be voted for during the December elections because he is supervising over corruption.
However, President Mahama said the NPP should be ďresponsibleĒ enough to ďgo to the appropriate institutions and have those allegations investigated and punished.Ē
ďCorruption is going to be high on the agenda of government in terms of fighting it and so we are going to push through the Freedom of Information Bill and make sure it is passed by Parliament,Ē he said. ďWhen serious political leaders and political parties hold press conferences and make unsubstantiated allegations I think that is a very irresponsible behavior.Ē
ďIf you are a responsible political leader or political party, if you think somebody has indulged in corruption there are appropriate institutions that you can go to and have those allegations investigated and punished.
ďSo I throw a challenge to those parties and those leaders of political parties that are making those unsubstantiated allegations that if they truly believe that I have been involved in corruption, they should go to the appropriate institutions, make a report, Iíll appear there and I will defend myself,Ē President Mahama stated.
|Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.|