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General News of Saturday, 7 July 2018

Source: kasapafmonline.com

Mahama’s comment on Blay’s 275 buses needless – Baako

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has chided President Mahama over his comment on the 275 buses purchased by the Acting National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Freddy Blay.

Former President John Mahama has scoffed at the ruling New Patriotic Party over the supposed funding for the 275 buses purchased by the party’s aspiring chairman Freddie Blay.

Mr Blay as part of his campaign for the chairmanship position of the party promised to purchase the buses for distribution to the various constituencies across the country. The buses that are believed to cost over $11 million dollars are reportedly funded by Merchant bank.

The vehicles which arrived three days to the NPP national delegates’ congress scheduled for Koforidua in the Eastern has become topical as many have accused Mr. Blay of vote buying.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Mahama wondered how a bank the NPP in opposition, claimed was bought by his brother Ibrahim Mahama, could now be financing such a deal by their acting chairman.

“$11.4 million Freddie Blay buses ahead of NPP election financed by Universal Merchant Bank? I thought Merchant Bank was sold to my brother, Ibrahim? So Ibrahim Mahama’s bank financed the 275 buses for Blay & NPP? LOL!,” Mahama wrote on twitter Friday night.

But speaking on Joy FM’s News File show Saturday, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako stated that ex President Mahama with his stature didn’t need to have descend low engaging in such petty politics.

“…This post is from President Mahama?… this is needless. I don’t think President Mahama should get into these things, this is below him. It is not President Mahama who should react to this. I’m not sure President Mahama should be the right person to comment on this, that’s my view. I’m surprised, I expect John[Jinapor] to do that, not he himself doing it.”