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General News of Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Source: adomonline.com

We are not afraid of the Special Prosecutor; NDC dares Akufo-Addo

Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says his party is ready for the Special Prosecutor.

Koku Anyidoho says erstwhile appointees of the National Democratic Congress government did nothing wrong to be coerced by the appointment of the Special Prosecutor.

“First of all, we thank President Akufo Addo for signing the bill. It will go a long way in prosecuting corrupt officials. We the members of the NDC are not afraid of the special prosecutor and so we are ready for them.

The outspoken scribe of the NDC warned the party will use the same law to prosecute NPP appointees when the former comes into office.

“We will use that same law to prosecute them because we are not scared of them and I believe that we never indulged in corrupt acts when we were in power so there is no way to be afraid” he said on Adom FM’s Morning Show “Dwaso Nsem” Wednesday.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given his assent to the Office of Special Prosecutor Bill passed by Parliament in November last year.

This kicks into action the processes to fully set up the Office to begin investigations and subsequent prosecution of corrupt public officials.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor, according to the government, will deal with issues of corruption, especially among state officials.

Under the act, an independent prosecutor will head the office.

But Anyidoho believes members of the past Mahama administration are ready to face the Special Prosecutor, an office he believes will also investigate and prosecute corrupt members of the NPP government as well.

He is asking Akufo-Addo government to focus also in fulfilment of election campaign to Ghanaians.