- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has described the viral video in which Akufo-Addo was caught allegedly taking bribe as fake news
- The information minister stated that the president has never been bribed
- The National Democratic Congress (NDC) broadcasted the alleged bribery video at a news conference on Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cannot be corrupted.
Nkrumah’s comments come in the wake of a viral video alleging that the president accepted a $40,000 bribe.
The president, YEN.com.gh understands had been dragged before CHRAJ over the allegation. The money was to dissuade him from firing the director of Urban Roads.
Members of the governing NPP demanded the firing of the director following the party’s victory in the 2016 elections.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) broadcasted the video of the president taking the alleged bribe at a news conference on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
In a statement reacting to the allegations, Nkrumah said Akufo-Addo had never been involved in any untoward conduct, let alone take a bribe.
The statement said the money was a 2016 campaign donation and nothing more.
“Characteristic of the NDC’s reliance on waging a campaign of lies, fake news and fabrications, the opposition candidate and his party have now sponsored the doctoring of this video and superimposed it with new voices to create the false impression that it is a post-2016 event showing the President receiving a bribe,” it added.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, said he was satisfied with his campaign, days to the general elections.
According to him, despite the strenuous nature of the campaign due to the COVID-19 scourge, the feedback from electorates was refreshing.
“It’s on the home stretch now. We have run a good campaign and I’m quite satisfied. We have covered a lot basis,” Mahama told Joy News’ Emefa Apawu.
Series of polls published ahead of the elections had ruled out any chances for the former president and his party to win the elections.
In a separate development, another tragedy hit the National Democratic Congress, YEN.com.gh can report.
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It followed the passing of the chairman of the party in the Nsawan Adoagyiri constituency in the Eastern region just days to the general elections.
A former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Dr. Godfred Osei Bonsu, died on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Starrfm.com.gh reported.
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