- Ibrahim Mahama was ordered by EOCO to pay the state following several interrogations with the anti-graft agency.
- Several NDC members have spoken on his behalf since the news broke out
- Kweku Baako says the "spokespersons" should be silence and let the company deal with the issue
Editor in Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Mr. Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former president John Dramani Mahama, to get more competent people to represent him and his companies in the public eye.
Mr. Kweku Baako is of the opinion that having several individuals acting as spokespersons isn’t making the situation any better for Mr. Ibrahim Mahama. The veteran journalist stressed that the two “spokespersons” continued involvement in the issue wouldn’t help anyone find a meaningful solution.
”If I were the companies, I would rather prefer that all sorts of spokespersons that have emerged from nowhere are stopped. They are not helping the two companies… I don’t get the thrust of their submissions,” said Mr. Baako, speaking on Peace FM’s morning Show, Kokrokoo.
Hints of Mr. Ibrahim Mahama’s impending problems with authorities first reached the public domain from Assin Central legislator, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong.
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The rumors were quickly confirmed last week when the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) invited the well-known businessman to its offices in order to answer for alleged dud checks he issued when clearing heavy equipment from the Tema Harbour.
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With news of Mr. Mahama’s visit to EOCO reaching the public all kinds of rumours went rife. It’s at this point that Hon. Sam George, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram added his voice to the choir commenting on the issue. Although it seems as though his contribution hasn’t gone down well with some observers, Mr. Kweku Baako being one of them.
Mr. Baako expressed that the two companies involved - Holman Brothers and MBG Ltd – weren’t first to face such difficulties. He stressed that what they needed to do was to cut out the “political noise,” and focus on satisfying their debts to the state agencies and move on.
“Cut out the political noise, the crowd manifestations, get serious people to sit with the companies, negotiate a deal redeem your obligations and continue your business… It is not the end of the world,” he said.