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General News of Thursday, 1 December 2016

Source: adomonline.com

Bribery allegation against Mahama just noise and rumours - Lecturer

A Political Science lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) said the bribery allegation being leveled against President Mahama by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) will not affect the ruling party’s electoral fortunes in the December 7 polls.

According to Dr. Edward Brenya, the NPP has not provided further and better particulars to corroborate their claim thus the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) campaign is still intact.

The NPP at a news conference in Accra Wednesday alleged that the President and his brother, Ibrahim Mahama attempted to bribe their Northern regional chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu to turn against the party.

The party claimed among other things that, their chairman was promised GH¢3.3 million and a V6 Mitsubishi Pajero vehicle with registration number, GS 687-16 and a brand New V8 Land Cruiser to fabricate stories against the NPP leader.

The NDC throught its Campaign Coordinator, Kofi Adams has denied vehemently noting that, it just a political gimmick just for cheap political points.

Also, Dr. Edward Brenya said the allegation by the NPP will be deemed as ‘dirty politics’ unless they back their claims with evidence.

“There is no way it will affect the votes of the NDC in the coming elections. Absolutely not! Right now the NDC and their supporters’ are going to look at NPP’s ‘dirty politics’ by what they are saying. If indeed there are any evidence supporting this claim then it would have caused them [NDC] but for now it’s just noise and rumor, the NPP are getting counter allegations till we get to the root of this" he added.

He adviced the NPP to get the details and facts intact. The NPP chairman should provide the source. There is too much attention that we are paying to the allegation for which I think we shouldn’t sleep on” he insisted.