Appointees of the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government led by former President John Mahama should not be counting on the party's support if they get prosecuted for corruption, a Deputy General Secretary of the party, Koku Anyidoho has stated.
According to him, such appointees should rather count on their associates, family members and friends who may deem it necessary to follow them to court but not the NDC as a political party or its executives.
His statement directly contradicts a call by former President to party supporters to show support for any appointees who may go on trial over corruption.
Mr Mahama, while speaking 36th Anniversary of the 31st December Revolution in Ho on Sunday, had stated “we must be prepared to face any prosecution that this government throws at us, but we must do so with commitment and solidarity; solidarity with our colleagues who may fall foul of the law because the law says you are innocent until proven guilty by a competence and justice of the court”.
But commenting on the passage of the law on the office of a Special Prosecutor, Mr Anyidoho held a very different opinion from that of Mr Mahama.
"Why should I wake up in the morning and say a particular individual has been sent to court so I must follow him to court?
“Of course, such persons have families, friends and loved ones who are free to follow them to Court and of course who may want to follow them to court and nothing stops them but to mass up as party executives, stop our jobs and follow them to court, no.", he said on Adom FM.
Realising the contradiction to the former president's statement, Koku Anyidoho offered an explanation that what Mr Mahama did was to caution the rank and file of the NDC from joining the NPP to castigate people who have been accused out of political malice.
“As a political party, we shouldn’t fall for the propaganda of the NPP and that we all support hundred percent”, he indicated.
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