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General News of Wednesday, 5 June 2019


Corruption: ‘Nana Addo works with angels’ - Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, has criticized President Nana Akufo-Addo’s claim to the effect that his administration is currently prosecuting some former officials for various cases of alleged corruption.

The President, while speaking in Canada about the efforts being made by the NPP government to deal with corruption, mentioned that 21 people were standing trial, and so it was wrong for people to suggest that the administration was doing nothing about the corruption fight.

But the Tamale Central MP and Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, is not happy with the President’s reference to former NDC officials.

Haruna Iddrisu thus questioned if the President’s own appointees were clean with regards to corruption.

“I heard the President speaking far away from Canada or somewhere in his many trips abroad saying that NDC had been lined up for prosecution. What a significant and interesting statement to come from the President of the republic so it means that in the past few years, he has been working with angels. We ask him to probe further.”

I’ll not abuse my powers to prosecute corruption

President Nana Akufo-Addo also vowed not to abuse his powers to prosecute corrupt persons.

He says he remains committed to due process as his administrations look to live up to expectations in the corruption fight.

“One of the things I am not prepared to do under any conditions is to do away with due process,” President Akufo-Addo declared in his meeting with Ghanaians in Canada.

“Let us accept the judicial process as it is, work with it knowing fully well that if tomorrow you are in trouble, you would also like to have due process applied to you.”