Member of Parliament for the Ningo-Prampram constituency, Samuel George has alleged that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led government is planning to buy four new X-class Mercedes Benz for the official use of the president.
The MP made this allegation on Citi FM’s news analysis programme, The Big Issue on Saturday.
The past week witnessed a back and forth of accusations by the governing New Patriotic Party government and the opposition National Democratic Congress about an alleged deficit of about 200 government cars at the presidency.
However according to Sam George, although he has no qualms if the President buys new vehicles his only worry is that it is part of a ploy by the NPP to “denigrate the legacy of former President Mahama and create a lacuna that will enable them import supersonic luxury vehicles for President Akufo-Addo.”
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He also added, “Personally, I have no problem if our President drives in an X-500. President Mahama chose to drive in Avalons while his vice was driving in Mercedes Benz. So if our president wants to drive an X-500 he should go ahead and buy it. But he shouldn’t come and paint a picture that we have stolen cars…Is it just what the conspiracy theorists are saying?”
Meanwhile NPP Member of Parliament for the Effiduase Asokore, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie who was also on The Big Issue rejected Sam George’s claim describing it as untrue reiterating that Nana Addo has been forced to use 10-yr old BMW due to lack of cars.