The Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has called on the security agencies in the country to start chasing President John Dramani Mahama for gross deceit of the public.
The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) at a press conference in Accra called for the immediate arrest of the running mate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Asiedu Nketia told the media that his call for the arrest of Dr. Bawumia was based on his belief, supported by the Electoral Commission, that the evidence produced to back the NPP’s allegation of a bloated voters register are not genuine and hence Dr Bawumia, who spearheaded the party’s charge, should be picked up by the police for falsifying public documents.
John Boadu, reacting to this call on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Programme on Wednesday, said Asiedu Nketia should have rather called for the arrest of the President since ‘he is known for public deceit.’
“Why would Asiedu Nketia call for the arrest of Bawumia when there are bigger thieves that have stolen the country’s money walking around…has he forgotten of President Mahama and Alfred Agbesi Woyome?” he quizzed.
Top of what he described as the gross deceit of the public by President John Mahama, John Boadu said was the promise to end the four-year-old power crisis which he said has crippled the country’s industrial sector.
“Did the President not promise at an IEA forum in 2012 of ending Dumsor, what have we seen on that…nothing…so the President lied big time and must be arrested,” he said.
John Boadu further sought to know if businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, paid the judgement debt he was asked by the court to refund to the state coffers.
“The year 2015 has ended, so if he has not paid the money, then I believe the NDC could have done more service to the country by calling on the security agencies to pursue him to refund the money and that would have been a more prudent venture…,” he said.
John Boadu further said that the NPP has handed over the EC’s letter to its special committee that worked on the voters register and they would expose the ‘hollow arguments’ of the EC in claiming that Ghana does not need a new voters register at a press conference the party would organize tomorrow at its headquarters.
He, however, stated that he and the NPP are not surprised by the response of the EC to the NPP as according to him, the EC since time immemorial has always kicked against ‘any ideas from the NPP’.
To him, he was astonished to see the NDC jubilating about the recommendations of the panel of five established by the EC to examine the calls for a new voters register since the panel members are not the ones to not make a final decision on the way forward.
“The decision to do a new register is not with the panel of five because if they request a new register and the EC does not believe it, we would still not have a new voters register.
“What would the EC have done if they had received the 100% job on foreign names on the register, were they not the same persons who said they wrote to the Togo EC to demand the register, why do they still want ours?” he asked.