President John Mahama has described as baseless, corruption allegations levelled against him. The president has received a lot of flak from anti-graft bodies and opposition parties recently over a revelation that he received a Ford Expedition from a Burkinabe contractor, who, in turn, was awarded with a number of contracts by the government of Ghana.
On his Accounting to the People tour in Tema on Wednesday June 22, Mr Mahama challenged his accusers to use the appropriate constitutional processes against him if, indeed, they had any evidence of corruption against him, adding that peddling of such rumours will not win him the elections.
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is demanding a bi-partisan probe into the car gift saga involving President Mahama.
The vehicle which was given to President Mahama in 2012 by a Burkinabe contractor, Oumarou Djibril Kanazoe has raised questions about the possibility of the President engaging in a conflict of interest situation.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) is this morning beginning a detailed assessment of two petitions accusing the President of conflict of interest.
Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ, Joseph Whittal has assured the public it will not allow any political pressure to interfere with its investigations.
But the President responding to the claims said the allegations will not stick because Ghanaians are discerning.
“The allegation of corruption is baseless. Baseless accusations won’t win you the Presidency. Ghanaians are discerning and I believe come November 7, they will make their decision,” he said.