Chairman Wontumi vows that President John Mahama will certainly be made to face the legal consequences of his actions if he is eventually found guilty of corruption, as regards the vehicle he received from the Burkinabe contractor!
After Mahama reacted to accusations that he accepted the gift as a bribe, we thought that the accusers would let sleeping dog lie but the contrary is the case as more threats on possible prosecution of the President over the issue keep coming.
The latest coming on our desk is a threat from the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiko. Mr Boasiko, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi vows that President John Mahama will certainly be made to face the legal consequences of his actions if he is eventually found guilty of corruption, as regards the vehicle he received from Djibril Kanazo, a contractor from Burkina Faso.
Speaking in an interview with peacefmonline.com, Chairman Wontumi said that ‘the defensive approach’ employed by President Mahama and his ministers on the matter is a tell-tale sign that he has committed a crime he was thinking will never be heard of. He insisted that acts of corruption would have to be proven through the proper procedures, and no matter the number of years it will take, President Mahama and ‘his cohorts’ would not be spared whatever the law pronounces over the matter, including jail term.
This matter isn’t going to die anytime soon. Mahama would face the music and smell pepper if it is established that the Burkinabe contractor corrupted him with that car gift. He would end up in jail,” Wontumi Vows.
It has been criticisms upon criticisms, accusations upon accusations, and threats upon threats from the opposition and a section of the public since after a Joy News journalist revealed that President Mahama received a 2010 Model Ford Expedition worth a hundred thousand US Dollars from a Burkinabe contractor.
After a while of silence however, President Mahama dismissed the allegations, describing it as ‘baseless rumours’ coming from biased minds who are seeking for means to narrow down his chances of winning the upcoming polls.
In an address to the chiefs and people of Ashaiman during his “Accounting to the People” tour of the Greater Accra Region, President Mahama had challenged anyone with evidence of corruption against him to follow it up with proper legal actions.
Meanwhile, the National Democratic Party (NDC), in defense of the President has said that the gift was accepted on behalf of all Ghanaians.
However, insisting that the accusations are not baseless, Mr. Boasiko aka Chairman Wontumi expressed his sadness over Mahama’s choice of words in waving off the accusations. He said the President is fond of that whenever he is upset, even for reasons that are very obvious.