Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome, who owes Ghana GHC51 million and has refused to pay despite a Supreme Court order telling him to do so, says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) does not have the power to jail him in the event that the party wins the December election.
In a press conference in Accra on Friday, Woyome said there was not law that would support such a move by the NPP.
He was responding to a statement by former attorney general, Martin Amidu, which called on Ghanaians to elect the NPP on December 7, so that the party can retrieve the money from Woyome and then jail him.
In his reaction, Woyome said although the NPP could not jail him, he was in the process of returning the money to the state.
“Alfred Woyome is determined to pay. Alfred Woyome has arrived at a payment structure with the Republic of Ghana through its constitutionally mandated Attorney General and Alfred Woyome will pursue that by God’s grace to make sure the orders of the courts are respected,” he said.