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General News of Thursday, 23 June 2016


Ford Controversy: Mahama will end up in jail - Chairman Wontumi

Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Chairman Wontumi) - Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Chairman Wontumi) - Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party has assured President Mahama that he will soon taste the bitterest pill of his life when it is soon established that the vehicle gift he took from a Burkinabe contractor is an act of corruption.

Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako told in an interview that the defensive approach adopted by President Mahama and his ministers on the matter make it easier to tell that he has committed a crime he wished nobody knew of.

He, however, added that acts of corruption would have to be proven by an appropriate quarters, and if it should even take years to do that, President Mahama and his allies will not be spared “jail time”.

“This matter isn’t going to die anytime soon. Mahama would face the music and smell pepper if it is established that the Burkinabe contractor corrupted him with that car gift. He would end up in jail,” he said.

President Mahama has dismissed allegations of corruption levelled against him concerning a vehicle gift story uncovered by a journalist with Joy FM.

In an address to the chiefs and people of Ashaiman during his “Accounting to the People” tour of the Greater Accra Region, President Mahama challenged anyone with evidence of corruption against him to take him on by invoking the Constitution of Ghana.

"When you make baseless rumours and accusations, it won’t win you the Presidency. The people of Ghana are discerning, and I believe that come November 7, they will make their decision," he said.

But Mr. Boasiako aka Chairman ‘Wontumi’ insists the rumours are not baseless, and he is often saddened by the president's choice of words when he is accused of bad things.

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