The flag bearer for opposition National Democratic Congress, former President John Mahama has expressed his disappointment in the special prosecutor Martin Amidu for labelling him as government official1 in the airbus scandal.
According to the former president, Martin Amidu’s statement comes as surprising to him at this time of the voting year.
Few months ago, a report was released about the bribery case tagged as the ‘Airbus scandal’ in which unknown government officials were mentioned in connection which taking bribes to execute an airbus contract. Just yesterday, a report by the special prosecutor labelled the former president as government official 1 and further stated that but for his position right now as the candidate for the NDC, he would have investigated him.
John Mahama in a statement expressed his disappointment and distanced himself from the claims by the special prosecutor. He further stated that the claims were timely to discredit him ahead of the December polls.
“I’m surprised. It is obvious why this paragraph is coming out. This damning report was coming out, and I’m disappointed in Martin Amidu for putting that paragraph there just to equalise and bring up airbus as if it was a major issue,” he said.
He further dared the special prosecutor to investigate him if indeed his claims were valid.