- The NPP's Ashanti regional chairman has vowed to spill the beans concerning the corrupt practices former president Mahama and his late father were involved in
- He opined that the former president picked his corrupt traits from his father
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, says John Mahama’s late father should have been jailed for his corrupt practices.
The NPP regional Chairman, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, claims Mahama’s father diverted some state funds while he was a Member of Parliament.
The late Emmanuel Adama Mahama served as MP for West Gonja constituency during Ghana’s First Republic.
However, Chairman Wontumi has alleged that both Mahama and his late father were involved in corrupt practices.
According to him, Mahama’s late father did nothing for his constituents when he was a legislator and therefore deserved to have been jailed.
“I have conducted my own research from the community and spoken to people who knew the late Emmanuel Adama Mahama very well. They all told me that he was worse and did little to help the area as MP. It is their wish that John Mahama’s father should have been jailed for taking advantage of the system during Nkrumah’s time,” he said, as quoted by Peacefmonline. “Your late father was a Member of Parliament for West Gonja constituency but did nothing to improve their lives. History has it that John Mahama’s father was full of himself and diverted monies meant for development of his area into personal use.
“Few years down the line, his son became President of Ghana and exceeds the corrupt ways of his father by 1000%,” he added.
Quoting an Akan adage, Chairman Wontumi said he is not surprised that Mahama has grown to become a similar leader like his father was.
“With what I know about Emmanuel Adama Mahama in mind, the corrupt ways of former President Mahama gives credence to the Akan adage that states that ‘the crab can never give birth to a bird."
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