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The opposition National Democratic Congress( NDC) say the identity of the former government official who is alleged to have taken bribe in what has become the Airbus scandal as immaterial.
The NDC also rejected allegation by the government NPP that, the unnamed government official in the document is former president John Dramani Mahama.
“First, no ex-government official of Ghana is cited in any part of the approved judgments for receiving a bribe or committing any offense,” Sammy Gyamfi National Communication Officer of the party said at a press conference in Accra on Thursday, February 6.
Mr. Gyamfi stated that the name of the said government is really unimportant to the matter at hand.
“We [NDC] can state with a large degree of certainty that the UK SFO would have stated that bribes were paid to the said GO1 if they had found so in their investigations,” he said.
He added that “to the extent that the said Government Official 1 is not cited for any offence in any of the approved judgement, his or her identity is completely immaterial.”
A recent Airbus bribery scandal stated that some top Ghanaian officials who were in office between 2009 and 2015 received bribes from Airbus in exchange of a contract from the government of Ghana.
Even though the ruling by the UK and US courts did not mention specific names, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is alleging the NDC flag bearer, John Mahama is the said GoG official.
According to the NPP, they believe John Maham is involved in the scandal because he served as Vice President and President during the period in question.
But the NDC disagrees and says its an “indecent haste” to pass judgement.
A proposal from the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has noted that based on the controversies that surround the 2019 Ghana School of Law entrance exams, the GLC must consider remarking all scripts.
The suggestion from parliament follows a petition from students who wrote the last exams to the president and parliament.
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