-The opposition NPP has dared government to arrest flagbearer of the party if indeed he was responsible for causing financial loss to the state
- The bluff follows reports from the Judgement Debt Commission which show that Akufo Addo sold the drill ship to defray debts
Following allegations by the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) that flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akuffo Addo caused a judgement debt in the sale of the controversial drill ship, officials of the opposition party have dared government to arrest Akuffo Addo over the allegation.
Addressing a news conference today, leadership of the NPP dismissed the report stating that government was just bent on painting Nana Addo black as Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, Anthony Abayifa Karbo, argues the allegation was a conspiracy against the party.
“If you look at the chronology of events, Akufo-Addo who was the main person at the center of the controversy indicated to the Committee his preparedness to appear before it to give evidence that will lead to unraveling the truth of the matter. If you claim someone has committed financial loss to the state, what you do is to retrieve the money and punish the culprit. We are challenging the NDC and the IGP to institute an action, arrest Akufo-Addo and prosecute him,'' he argued.
The Judgment Debt commission had earlier accused the Kufuor Administration including New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo for causing financial loss to the state in the GNPC drill ship scandal. The ship, according to the commission's report was sold by the Kufuor administration to defray a 19.5 million cedi judgment debt owed Societe-General Bank in 2001 when Nana Akufo-Addo was the Attorney General concluding that Nana Addo’s “miserable” failure to defend the state in court led to the judgment debt higher than what Ghana would have paid.