Mahama did not seem convincing in saying he will fight corruption – Ahiagbah

The Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Ahiagbah, has criticized former President John Mahama’s claims about his commitment to fight corruption if elected president in the December 7, 2024 general elections.

Ahiagbah stated that Mahama’s statements lack credibility and fail to convince the public of his anti-corruption stance.

“The former president does not convince. He does not convince anyone that he is going to fight against corruption. He did not sound convincing at all,” he said in an interview with joynews on Tuesday, May 21.

His comment comes after the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag bearer said his next government will aggressively tackle and win the fight against corruption in Ghana.

Mahama emphasized that corruption is damaging the country’s economy and needs urgent attention, underlining his commitment to implement robust measures to combat corruption if elected in the upcoming December elections.

Following this, Ahiagbah argued that while allegations of corruption can be made against anyone, it is clear that Mahama’s administration was riddled with corruption.

He said mere accusations without evidence cannot be accepted as proof of corruption, adding that under the current administration, all allegations related to corruption have been thoroughly investigated, reports have been prepared and legal proceedings have been initiated when evidence has been found. .

“All corruption and corruption-related allegations under this government were duly investigated. Reports were presented where there was evidence to prosecute people.

“But there haven’t been any cases; if there are cases where people are found guilty and should be prosecuted, this administration is the first,” he said.

Ahiagbah stressed the importance of conducting proper investigations to address corruption, stating that no one, including former President Mahama, should be branded as corrupt based solely on allegations.

He described such claims as political rhetoric and stated that only those who have been tried and convicted should be recognized as corrupt.

“Currently, in this government, I do not see that evidence. What I see is people making accusations. Therefore, people should take a chill pill regarding the Akufo-Addo government and corruption,” the NPP Director of Communications said.

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