New Patriotic Party (NPP) is calling on the government to arrest and prosecute Akufo-Addo over the allegations that he’s responsible for a judgment debt in the sale of the drill ship.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the opposition party’s flag-bearer was indicted in a report by the Judgment Debt Commission for an alleged misconduct in the sale of the controversial drill ship.
The NPP however, believes that the Judgment Debt Commission’s report was simply meant to tarnish the honorable reputation of their flag-bearer by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
To NPP, Justice Yaw Appau, the then Judgment Debt Commissioner was only attempting to please the NDC. According to the NPP Acting General Secretary – John Boadu, Appau was simply obeying the bidding of the NDC, and did what he did in anticipation of a reward which he got when he was given an appointment to the Supreme Court.
Also speaking, Anthony Abayifa Karbo, the Deputy Communications Director of the NPP remarked that the matter is an unnecessary witch-hunt.
Karbo related that “If you look at the chronology of events, Akufo-Addo who was the main person at the center of the controversy indicated to the Committee his preparedness to appear before it to give evidence that will lead to unraveling the truth of the matter.”
With that, he narrated that “Justice Appau clearly and blatantly ignored Akufo-Addo’s request (but) went ahead and indicted Akufo-Addo and gave the NDC this opportunity to accuse him.”
Thus, Karbo declared that the NPP is challenging the government to arrest and prosecute Akufo-Addo if they really believe he is involved in the sale of the drill ship.
“If you claim someone has committed financial loss to the state, what you do is to retrieve the money and punish the culprit. We are challenging the NDC and the IGP to institute an action, arrest Akufo-Addo and prosecute him,” Karbo stated.