- Jacob Osei Yeboah is claiming the NPP government lost the corruption fight from the word 'go'
-The politician claims the Special Prosecutor can not even jail 'housefly' over corruption in Ghana
The former independent presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, Jacob Osei Yeboah, has disclosed that he doubts the Office of the Special Prosecutor will succeed in achieving a shred of its aim.
According to Mr Osei Yeboah, the Akufo-Addo administration has already lost the corruption fight and the Special Prosecutor will only succeed in jailing only ‘houseflies’ and not corrupt people as being touted.
Speaking on Accra-based Onua FM, the politician insisted that the Special Prosecutors’ Bill will only get rotten on the shelves without any benefit to Ghana.
“I have heard there is something the president assented to called Independent Prosecutor. It is only houseflies that it will jail,” he said.
Jacob Osei Yeboah further stated, “they are not coming to do anything. It will end up on the shelves. I can tell you categorically that this government has lost the fight against corruption from the word go. When they came up with the stories of the so-called missing 200 cars, did we see those cars? So, they have lost the fight from the transition.”
President Akufo-Addo a few weeks ago, signed the Special Prosecutor’s Bill into law, with hints to prosecute some corrupt former government officials.
Though the Special Prosecutor is yet to be appointed into office, Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah believes the NPP government doesn’t have the clout to fight corruption.
“I’m surprised not to hear NPP campaign with constitutional review [but] rather office of Independent Prosecutor. That should tell us that the NPP government cannot fight the canker,” he said.
He added that the NPP is only going to use the office to witch-hunt political opponents to their benefit.
“Already, the opposition NDC and former president John Mahama are saying the Office of the Special Prosecutor will be used for political witch-hunting and these comedies would continue until that office becomes obsolete and I can tell you only people with ‘no political weight’ will be harassed with it,” Mr Osei Yeboah added.
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