According to the NDC, it is convinced that President Nana Akufo-Addo is living in denial with his fight against corruption.
The General Secretary of the party Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the President’s statement on his fight against corruption showed ample proof of his state of denial.
The President, speaking to lawyers at the Ghana Bar Association’s annual conference, mentioned 11 accusations of corruption made against his appointees and stressed each has been investigated or are being investigated.
He also pointed out that 21 officials of the erstwhile NDC administration are being prosecuted for causing financial loss to the state, which he summed up as some ¢772 million.
But the opposition NDC has hit back at the president’s commitment by insisting that the fight against graft won’t be won by the President’s craft of “flowery” rhetoric.
“President Akufo-Addo lowered the bar for the fight against corruption at the bar conference.”
Meanwhile, ace broadcaster, Manasseh Awuni Azure has revealed that the NDC has got the temerity to join the discussion on corruption because little has been done in that regard by the government.
According to him, if the president has had the courage to punish corrupt officials in his government, the NDC will be mere passengers in the corruption discussion.
In a Facebook post, Manasseh wrote: “If the Akufo-Addo government had punished 30% of the high level corruption of the Mahama era, the NDC wouldn’t be accusing it of doing little to fight corruption.”