The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said it’s rival, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), is dazed by gains made during the Thank You Tour embarked on by former President John Mahama hence the incessant attacks on him.
Mr Mahama last week begun what he says was a tour to thank Ghanaians for keeping faith with him and voting for the NDC in the 2020 elections.
The NPP has since issued a number of responses criticizing the Former President for making unfounded claims.
Among others, the NPP has accused him of attempting to foist a narrative of hardships on Ghanaians and leveling misleading corruption allegations at the government.
Particularly, the NPP was not pleased by a call from Mr Mahama for them to be voted out in the 2024 as the only way of holding them to account for their stewardship.
Responding to these claims at a press conference in Accra on Monday, the National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, said the NPP had panicked over Mr Mahama’s call for accountability because it was neck deep in “systematic corruption” led by President Akufo-Addo and his Vice President Bawumia.
He recounted a series of corruption allegations which he says government had refused to investigate and punish perpetrators for.
These included the PDS and Movinpibna scandals as well as the Sputnik V scandal.
He said Ghanaians “have not forgotten about the infamous PDS scam through which Ghana lost over a billion dollars of grant from the United States of America.
“You would recall how in the year 2019, PDS a company made up of an appointee and cronies of President Akufo-Addo, used a “fraudulent” Insurance Guarantee to takeover the ¢20 billion assets of the Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG).
“This scam was occasioned and facilitated by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to amend the requirement of a bank guarantee that has to be provided by the concessionaire (PDS) into an Insurance guarantee, the validity of which government deliberately refused to authenticate so they could capture that important state asset, ECG for the family and friends of President Akufo-Addo.
“Even more bizarre and sad is the fact that till date, PDS has refused to refund to the State the electricity bills worth over ¢1.2 billion which they collected from ECG customers during the pendency of the ECG-PDS concession Agreement”
Mr. Gyamfi accused the government of a grand scheme to empty the public purse for personal gain and said the Former President’s call was timely as it was the only viable option left to the people of Ghana due to the intransigence of the NPP on the issue of corruption.
He urged Ghanaians to disregard the NPP’s claims and remain focused on voting them out in 2024.
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