- Hassan Ayariga, has revealed he would spend a night behind bars when he becomes president
- He said that as a sign that he is all out to fight corruption in the system, he would do that on his first night
- The APC flag bearer said this will serve as a caution to those who will work under him
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Founder and flag bearer of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has announced that as a sign that he is all out to fight corruption in the system, he would spend a night behind bars.
According to a news report filed by JoyNews, he said if the 2020 general elections go in his favour and Ghanaians give him the nod, he will do that to show anyone who messes up under him will not be spared.
He made this known while speaking at s debate held for the minority political parties on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the University of Professional Studies, Legon.
“I will go to jail the first day I become President. I am going to sit in the cell, this is to show that anybody corrupt will not have it easy under my office,” he said.
Ayariga stated that corruption in Ghana has become very attractive because those who are found as culprits are not held accountable for their actions and punished accordingly.
“It’s attractive because we don’t punish them and because we hail people who are corrupt”.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported Ayariga saying when he is voted into power, he would introduce a national data system to monitor every Ghanaian
This system, according to him, would take stock of whatever an individual has, ranging from, cars, houses, income, as well as family details.
Ayariga stated that, if the data gives officials a reason to believe that your lifestyle and income do not tally, that individual would have to answer to it.
He added that, if this system is put in place, corruption would be dealt with, and this would in turn save the country's resources and ensure that it is curbed.
“If we find that your salary cannot fetch you the car you use, your salary cannot fetch you the house you live in, you will have to answer to a special independent Prosecutor. Not the one we have; an autonomous independent Prosecutor and he will take you on. You will declare your assets no matter who you are,” he said.
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