The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has defended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s anti-corruption credentials, stating that he has a better record than former President John Dramani Mahama.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, a member of the NPP’s communication team, Nana Akomea, said unlike Mr Mahama, Nana Akufo-Addo cannot be linked directly to any corruption scandal.
“The fight against corruption in the next four years is safer in President Akufo-Addo’s hand than in President Mahama’s hand,” he said.
According to him, while Mr Mahama, Nana Akufo-Addo’s closest contender in the upcoming presidential election, was directly cited in the Airbus scandal, President Akufo-Addo cannot be linked to any such incident.
With few days to the general polls, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been highlighting what it says are serious graft under the Nana Akufo-Addo-led administration.
Recently, former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, caused a major stir in the camp of the NPP campaign to retain power in the upcoming elections when he described the President as the “Mother Serpent of Corruption.”
But Nana Akomea parried these recent allegations of corruption against the Akufo-Addo’s administration.