Koku Anyidoho, Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), says he doesn’t believe President Nana Addo is going to have the nerve to fight any form of corruption in this country.
The president he asserted is the lead crusader of corruption hence it makes it impossible for him to have the nerve the crack the whip on the canker. He wondered why Madam Irene Naa Torshie Addo should be appointed as the Administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund.
In the view of Koku Anyidoho, certain positions should not be given to politicians. Her appointment he opined, was orchestrated by the current administration to loot, create and share therefore Ghanaians should not take the president serious when he pledges to fight corruption.
President Akufo-Addo speaking to Ghanaian residents in Sierra Leone recently said, he will not be talked out of prosecuting corrupt public officers despite attempts by some officials to use his wife to plead on their behalf.
“When people get caught up in the net, I am imploring people not to come to me and say that ‘Oh! Nana, this man is my relative, so spare him’. That is the problem in Ghana.
“You find people going to speak to your wife with the hope of trying to influence you,” he stated, adding, “I am not going to listen to that because my concern is Ghana and not one or two individuals,’’ the president said. But Koku Anyidoho speaking on Rainbow Radio said, ‘’I don’t see the statement as a serious statement.
He never meant what he said and so, I will also treat it with contempt because I don’t believe he is going to have the nerve to fight corruption. Even an over bloated government is corruption in itself, huge per diem is corruption in itself…Look at the $ 2.25 billion bond, if what we are hearing is true, then I think the president do not have the nerve to fight corruption.
He hasn’t got the guts to fight corruption. If he wants to fight corruption then he should cut down his ministers.’’
He further disputed claims that all politicians are corrupt adding, all politicians are not equal and when people begin to say that, we are creating a recipe for chaos and disaster and that is why we must expose the bad ones irrespective of their political parties so people will stop putting the bad nuts and the good ones together.’’