- Alban Bagbin has said corruption is evident in Ghana's political system
- He said it thrives because there is a high level of tolerance for corrupt activities
- He also stated President Akufo-Addo would find it difficult to tackle corruption
Alban S.K Bagbin, the second deputy speaker of parliament has said that he, along with many of the persons in esteemed government positions, is corrupt.
According to the Nadwoli-Kaleo parliamentary representative, the political structures in Ghana tend to influence public officials to turn to corruption.
Mr. Bagbin, in an interview with Starr FM, said President Nana Akufo-Addo would be in a for a challenge in his attempts to tackle corruption in Ghana, especially since he received massive support from many individuals during and after his election.
He said the country's nonchalant attitude when it comes to corruption is unacceptable, stating: "We extol corruption and when you are in a crowd and somebody is doing something wrong and you want to point it out, you see that the people will run at you … so that is an issue that we have to confront.”
When Mr. Bagbin was asked if he was corrupt, he replied in the affirmative, and noted that even clergymen in the country also exhibited corrupt traits.
Meanwhile, Mr. Bagbin has said the National Democratic Congress is ready to make a comeback in 2020.
He stated the party was putting in measures to ensure that its return to power in the next election year would be successful.
While, the Nadwoli-Kaleo MP has been rumored to show interest in running for the flagbearership of the party, he has made no definite statements.
He however stated that former President Mahama did the best he could during his tenure as president, and he considers him the best leader Ghana has ever had.
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