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Ford Gift Controversy: CPP denies dragging Mahama to CHRAJ 

Ivor Greenstreet(left) and Samia Nkrumah

The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) says it has initiated steps that could lead to an investigation of President John Dramani Mahama following the receipt of two petitions from the CPP about the Ford Expedition gift given to him by a Burkinabe contractor.

But the National Women’s Organizer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Hajia Aisha Futa says the petition has nothing to do with the entire party; thus the decision was taken by Ernesto Yeboah, the National Youth Organizer of the party to drag President Mahama before CHRAJ.

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show, Hajia Aisha Futa posited that the entire body has not sat to discuss anything so far as the Ford Expedition gift given President Mahama is concerned.

“The body of the party has not sat to discuss anything of this nature; so I don’t know and I don’t believe that there will be a meeting at the Headquarters, which I will not be informed. Maybe it is Ernesto Yeboah who is dragging President Mahama before CHRAJ but not the CPP body,” she indicated.

She was of the view that Ernesto Yeboah has not investigated the issue carefully before taking the President to CHRAJ; stressing “it was his decision and not ours, and if he has discussed with the party, we would have investigated the issue to ascertain the truth in the matter and then decide on it.”

According to the CPP Women’s Organizer, the issue against President Mahama is irrelevant considering the fact that Ghanaians, especially women and children, are hungry and cannot get a square meal a day.

“ … the truth of the matter is that Mahama didn’t give the car to his family member or the NDC; if it were so, one could have concluded on corruption but he didn’t take the car to his house even one day but gave it to the state,” she averred.

“… and so I don’t see why we should get involved in this. CPP stands for peace and unity, and it is our time to win 2016 election; we don’t want any misunderstanding in our party. We want Ghanaians to see our peaceful campaign approach and vote for us to win the 2016 general election,” she added.

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