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Opinions of Friday, 8 January 2016

Columnist: Hardi, Ibrahim

Akuffo Addo is the most corrupt presidential candidate,never make mistake.

Hon. Nana Akuffo Addo,the npp flagbearer for 2016 general election is the most corrupt presidential candidate Ghana ever had. He was the one who caused about 80% of Ghana's judgment debts. In 2001 as an Attorney General he wrote letters to various Ministers to terminate development project contracts and sacked certain senior public servants. One of such letters is to Hon. Kwamena Bartels to dismiss the Managing Director of Ghana Water Company Limited, the Engineer in Chief of Public Works Department etc. Hon. Nana Akuffo Addo demanded bribe from Construction Pioneer in 2001, when the bribe was not offered, he wrote and directed for the termination of the contract. Corrupt and incompetent lawyer he is, he did not read the liability section of the contract and know what Ghana will be faced with.
After this, Nana Akuffo Addo always spent 244 million Cedis per trip as per diem, air fare, hotel accommodation and other expenses to go to France to defend the case involving CP; while he is not the one to defend Ghana or speak at the arbitration. He used this money to cool off in Paris. It was the French Lawyers who defended Ghana. Hon. Akuffo Addo just goes to cool himself.
As Attorney General and Minister of Justice, he bought a curtain for his office at a cost of 45 million old Cedis (GHC 4,500) which actually cost 25 million old Cedis (GHC2,500), an overpayment of 20 million old Cedis (GHC2,000). Is this not corruption?
Hon. Nana Akuffo Addo as Parliamentarian took 5,000 United States Dollars in respect of Ghana Telecom sales as a bribe, which was courtesy of Hon. PC Appiah Ofori. When Hon. Appiah Ofori made this statement he was not challenged by Hon. Nana Akuffo Addo.
In 2008 election,Hon.Nana Akuffo Addo collected all seized clothes, sugar, rice etc from the Custom Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) warehouse and distributed them just to win the presidential election. Hon. Nana Akuffo Addo where is our seven billion Ghana Cedis (7,000,000,000.00) MASLOC money you gave out for the 2008 election!!?. This was given to ghost persons who cannot be traced. Kindly locate them for us to collect those monies. In that election,Nana Akuffo Addo offered 10,000 United States Dollars to the European Union Observer Missions leader for him to agreed to change Ashanti region election results figures for him to become president. He tried all means to rig the election. He directed the changing of the result from the Ashanti Region and caused NDC sympathizers to be beaten; he directed that five ballots papers be given to each voter in the Ashanti Region. Is this not corruption!?.
Thirty Ghana Cedis (GHC30.00) was deducted from every officer of Ghana Armed Forces who went for peace keeping mission. This money was paid to Nana Akuffo for the 2008 Campaign. The Armed Forces toiled and their money was taken away on a silver platter for Akuffo Addo’s presidential election. Is this not corruption!?.
His Statesman Newspaper photographer assumed the role of State photographer when NPP assumed power in 2001. With thirty – five pieces of normal photograph taken they charged forty million old cedis (40,000,000.00). This was in respect of swearing in of members of one constitutional body at the Castle (Board). Nana Akuffo Addo directed that instead of the Information Service Department taking the photographs his paper’s (Statesman) photographer should take the picture for them to milk the country. Is this not corruption!!?.
What was Diplomatic Passport doing then in his office as a Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD?,was Nana Addo the Director of Passports? How did the passport get lost from the locked safe with the two keys in Nana Addo's possession? Who broke into Nana Addo's office? Where are the passports?. Nana Akuffo Addo corruptly connived with the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department officials and directed them not to enter or respond to Rockshell International Judgement debt on the construction of Keta Sea Defence wall. The Attorney General’s Department did not enter any response and the judgment was decided against the republic. This is because Nana Akuffo Addo demanded bribe in this case. In this case is Nana Akuffo Addo not criminal? He agreed for the State to lose these huge amount/sums of money. This case should not have been entertained at Ghana Courts because of the limitation of the Action Degree. This case happened in 1985 and it took twenty years for Rockshell International to institute legal action against the State. Some of us will not be surprised if it was Nana Akuffo Addo who directed the action to take place. The so called Incorruptible Hon. Nana Akuffo Addo presented a bill to the Parliament as Attorney General and Minister of Justice for a loan. The loan was from a non-existent company; Alhaji Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia did the due intelligence as a Special Assistant to the Governor of the Bank of Ghana. Because he was corrupt, he negotiated a loan with a non-existent IFC.
As a Minister of Foreign Affair, Regional Integration and NEPAD he again negotiated a loan from a barbering and hairdressing saloon. The same Alhaji Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia did the due intelligence for the loan as a Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana. Are this credible persons to hand over the country to?.

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