- Former President John Mahama has finally broken his silence on the Airbus corruption scandal that were leveled against him
- He denied benefitting financially from the Airbus deal to supply aircraft to the Ghana Air Force
- According to him, his motivation to get the aircraft was mainly to equip and retool the Ghana Armed Forces in order to make their work less stressful and very efficient
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Former President John Mahama has finally broken his silence on the Airbus corruption scandal that were leveled against him.
According to him, he has denied benefitting financially from the Airbus deal to supply aircraft to the Ghana Air Force.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic, Mahama revealed that he did not make any benefit whatsoever from the deal which reportedly was transacted during his time as president.
"Let me state without any equivocation that no financial benefit accrued to me. Neither was there any form of inducement in the purchase of the aircraft," he said.
According to him, his motivation to get the aircraft was mainly to equip and retool the Ghana Armed Forces in order to make their work less stressful and very efficient.
Since the issue came up in February, Mahama has not commented on it until the interview he reportedly granted the Daily Graphic.
According to the report filed Graphic, Mahama's silence on the matter was part of his general stance to refrain from commenting on any of the many corruption allegations leveled against him and his administration.
Former president Mahama said he has not been invited by the Special Prosecutor to answer any questions on the Airbus scandal but he has come to the realisation that the NPP is bent on using it to gain political capital.
Other news making headlines today is the long-awaited parliamentary primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), happening today, June 20, 2020, at designated centers across the country.
Delegates in 168 constituencies would seek to go to the polls to make their final choice on who they deem fit to lead the party as parliamentary candidate for the upcoming December 2020 general elections.
Voting started at 7am and closed at 1pm after which counting and the fate of the candidates would be decided.
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