Anti-corruption campaigner and New Patriotic Party (NPP) member, PC Appiah Ofori, has a strong conviction that President Nana Akufo-Addo may have blocked his phone line ever since he assumed office because he is unable to reach him.
The former NPP lawmaker for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa Constituency is accusing the president of leaving him in the dark, despite his support to bring him to power.
According to him, he expressed interest in becoming a board member of the Office of the Special Prosecutor through a correspondence, however, his letter was never replied.
”I championed Akufo-Addo and put him up from 2007 up to the time he became president 2016. I am not happy about my abandonment. I am not happy about the way Akufo-Addo doesn’t know me again,” Mr. Ofori told Accra-based network TV3.
He suggested: “Either he has blocked my line or changed his line. If I call him it doesn’t go [through]. I personally petitioned Akufo-Addo that I wanted to be sent to the board of the [Office of] Special Prosecutor so that I will become the investigator but no response from him.
“I wrote the letter as soon as the Special Prosecutor was appointed. I just wanted to go there to investigate all these Auditor General’s reports. Some of the Auditor General’s reports are not comprehensive enough.”
To this end, he lamented not taking up an appointment under the erstwhile Mahama administration when he was offered one.
“John Mahama himself called me and told me he wanted me to go and play a role in his administration and I told him, that if he himself engages in corruption, I would not hesitate to expose him.
“He told me that was why he wanted me to come and be a check on him and his ministers but I didn’t take the position because if I should join NDC administration, it will mean that I had abandoned NPP and I had abandoned Akufo-Addo. So I told him I won’t take the position but any corrupt practices that will take place in his administration which will come to my notice, I will draw his attention to it.”
Asked whether he regrets not taking up that position, he said: “As a nation, as a country for the better of Ghana, I think if I had placed Ghana’s interest above party and got into that position, I think I would have been able to get all those engaged in corruption prosecuted. So for that, I have regretted.”
Source: Daily Mail GH