Spokesperson of the defunct Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), Major (Rtd) Osahene Boakye Gyan has accused former President Jerry John Rawlings of being the most corrupt political leader the country has ever had.
In his view, the former President has no moral right to talk about corruption as according to him, he has a tall history of engaging in various acts of corruption.
In an interview on Jaman FM monitored by Angelfmonlinegh.com, the former NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Jaman South alleged that acts of corruption reached a crescendo under the former leader who came to power with the barrel of the gun to fight corruption.
He alleged that a former British High Commissioner even indicted him (Rawlings) of stealing $60 million from state coffers; an allegation Rawlings is yet to respond to.
Hence, he is surprised anytime Rawlings makes a U-turn and accuse the current leadership of the NDC party as more corrupt than anyone.
“There is a written record by the Deputy High Commissioner of Britain that Rawlings and his wife together with his household, stole Ghana’s money to a tune of over $60 million. He never responded to that even given his position as a former head of government in Ghana and a High Commissioner is making that serious allegation and he keeps quiet over it. [That] means he has accepted the claim. He cannot be allowed to turn around and say that the NDC Party is corrupt,” he alleged.
Major Boakye Gyan therefore charged the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu to start investigating the former President.
To him, this will show that the Special Prosecutor is serious about fighting corruption.
“The issue is that this kind of flawed statements must not be allowed to come from somebody who has a recorded evidence [of corruption] against him. He used to be the father of the party; I am a father of the people so I speak for my people and can vouch for the integrity and for the entire NDC as a party against him,” he said.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | Abigail Abekah Fynn