The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described the latest Ford Expedition gift saga involving the president John Dramani Mahama and renowned Burkinabe contractor, Mr. Djibril Kanazoe as “The confession of a bribe giver”.
The NPP in a press statement today opined that investigations by Joy FM’s Manasseh Azure reveal that Mr. Kanazoe used undue influence to attract contracts in Ghana.
“The latest scandal before our nation today, which has grabbed international attention as well, may be described simply as “The confession of a bribe giver”.
“The journalist, in his own words, travelled to Ouagadougou on April 26, 2016 to “investigate allegations that Mr Djibril Kanazoe used undue influence to get contracts and paid bribes to some Ghanaian officials.” He went, he probed, he found, and he has reported, with video and audio to boot”.
According to the statement, the admission by Mr Kanazoe after he was presented with the evidence coupled with his initial denial smacks of suspicion.
“What we know as a fact is that, Manasseh Azure came back from Burkina Faso with a confession extracted from Mr Kanazoe, an international contractor based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It was he, the alleged bribe giver himself, who, after being confronted by the evidence, dropped his denials and admitted to buying a brand new four wheel drive (SUV) as a gift to the President of the Republic of Ghana”.
The NPP has therefore charged the government to stop the corruption that has engulfed every sector of the Mahama-led administration since it is gradually turning the country into a state of hopelessness.
“The sleaze and corruption that Mahama continues to preside over is a disgrace to the office of the President. Like gangrene, it has affected all parts of his administration. Ghana, under President Mahama, is bleeding. We must stop the bleeding. Our country is in danger. The future of our young people is uncertain, and when hopelessness is allowed to engulf and deplete the aspirations of the young, our peace, our security, our very democracy are all threatened”.