Mr Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, a Deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, on Thursday said he was surprised to hear that Mr Solomon Adelaquaye was a financier of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“As for the opposition, every bad man is a financier of the NDC, but I can confirm to you that the man is a Ghanaian who won the contract to operate at the Kotoka International Airport on merit and not because he is an NDC financier,” he explained.
Mr Mohammed, who said this during the daily media briefing at Flagstaff House in Accra, said Mr Adelaquaye before he got the job at the Airport went through the procurement procedures of bidding and selection and not because of his political affiliation.
The arrest of the Managing Director of Sohin Security Services Limited in the United States of America a couple of days ago had ignited series of discussions in the Ghanaian media, provoking a lot of attacks and counter attacks.
While some people are implicating him as a financier of the ruling NDC, others are also seeing him as just any other Ghanaian who has been involved in a criminal act beyond the borders of his own country.
The Deputy Information Minister said Mr Adelaquaye’s arrest was as a result of effective collaboration between the governments of Ghana and that of the USA, and that it was unfortunate, therefore, for Ghanaians to be describing him as an NDC financier.
He said government was committed to fighting the menace of drugs as promised in the NDC’s manifesto and would not be derailed by the orchestrations of detractors.
Mr Mohammed said the government of the USA had already commended the government of Ghana for its effective collaboration, which Ghanaians needed to be proud of rather than criticize the government.
On the arrival of President Mahama, the Deputy Minister said he was already holding some crucial meetings and gave the assurance that the outcome of the meetings would be made public by the close of the day.