Former President John Mahama is calling on sympathizers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to mass up support for party officials who may be indicted and prosecuted by the Akufo-Addo administration.
President Akufo-Addo has warned that his administration is ready in 2018 to prosecute some corrupt Mahama appointees who willfully caused financial lost to the state.
But speaking at the 31st December Revolution Anniversary on Sunday in Ho, Mahama called on NDC functionaries to offer support for party members who may be indicted in the corruption cases.
Former President Mahama challenged that his former appointees will not run away from any probity and accountability test by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), administration.
“Recently, President Akuffo Addo was threatening members of our administration with prosecution when he visited the Eastern Region and I said yes, we are prepared to accept the probity of our tenure in office. Having been the disciples of probity and accountability, we must not run away from probity and accountability, we must be prepared to face any prosecution that this government throws to us, but we must do this with commitment and solidarity,” Citifmonline.com report quoted Mahama.
Former President Mahama maintained that NDC members who have been cited in corruption allegations by the NPP are not guilty until proven by competent court.
“They will have their day in court and until they have that day in court, it is our duty to solidarize with them to make sure they have the best legal representation to be able to put their case in order, and it is my wish that things will turn out well for them,” Mahama said.
John Mahama in his address charged President Akufo-Addo not to target only NDC members in his corruption fight but also haul his party members and appointees before court for trial.
The erstwhile Mahama administration was rocked with massive corruption scandals including the GHC3.2 million bus branding saga, GYEEDA and the Subah among others.
Already, the immediate past Chief Executive of the National Communication Authority (NCA), William Tevie, and four others, have been put before Accra High Court over alleged $6 million fraudulent contract.
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