The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is requesting that President Mahama makes a personal reaction to the $100,000 Ford Expedition car gift, allegedly given to him by a Burkinabe contractor to influence him.
Addressing a news conference in Accra, acting national chairman of the party, Freddie Blay, said the president’s conduct violates the country’s constitution.
“We are now being told that when it comes to matters of corruption and integrity, there must be one law for President Mahama and his Ministers and staffers on one hand, and another law for everybody else in the country.The President who is directly involved in this bribery allegation, has refused to speak or has not yet spoken on the matter, choosing instead to let his spokesperson speak. Our message is simple, and the message is Mr. President please speak in your defense,” Freddie Blay stated.
The NPP’s demands come days after the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) indicated that it will drag President Mahama before the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) over the matter - a development which has seen CHRAJ reveal plans to initiated steps to an investigation of President John Mahama