Under Dishonest Akufo-Addo/Bawumia Corruption Won Fight Against Ghana – Apaak

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Anti-corruption crusader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Bulsa South, Dr. Clement Apaak has said that President Akufo-Addo can only hype himself as a leader under whose government, corruption has reached crescendo and won fight against Ghana.

According to the lawmaker, Akufo-Addo has distinguished himself as the leader under whom anti-corruption crusaders have been harassed, attacked and crushed in the country and the only President in history, who was shy to mention the word corruption during his State of the Nation address.

"He has distinguished himself as the leader under whom anti-corruption crusaders have been crushed. He has indeed distinguished himself as the President who failed to use the word corruption in the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) in the last thirteen years," the MP stated in an article sent the Vanguardgh.com.

The Bulsa South MP's criticism follows a recent CNN interview by the President where he was quoted as saying, "I have distinguished myself in the fight against corruption beyond the wildest imagination of every Ghanaian".

But according to Dr. Apaak, Ghanaians know President Akufo-Addo was being most "dishonest" with regards to his record on corruption and therefore, only his "apologists" may think he is fighting the canker.

The MP said, "I've maintained that there was never an interest, effort or a commitment to fight corruption by Akufo-Addo/Bawumia. It was all a hoax designed to bait Ghanaians for political power in the 2016 election. In the 2020 election Ghanaians didn't fall for the fake mantra of incorruptibility, however their will was hijacked."

According to him, "What is now obvious is that corruption has won the fight (against Ghana) under the leadership of Akufo-Addo/Bawumia. Why won't corruption be victorious when the leader of the nation has been described as the "Mother Serpent of Corruption" by the now former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu!"

Below is the statement:

Folks, in a recent CNN interview during which the subject of corruption came up, Akufo-Addo is quoted to have said the following; "I have distinguished myself in the fight against corruption beyond the wildest imagination of every Ghanaian". Except his apologists, Ghanaians know Akufo-Addo was being most dishonest with regards to his record on corruption.

Contrary to the barefaced attempt to hide the truth, a detailed article published by Fourth Estate (https://thefourthestategh.com/2021/05/07/the-word-corruption-missing-in-two-state-of-nation-addresses-first-time-in-13-years/) notes that "Today, 53% of Ghanaians say the level of corruption in the country has risen over the past year, according to the Afrobarometer. The recent Afrobarometer results also reported that 80% of Ghanaians think either some, most, or all of the President and officials in his office are involved in corruption. This year's SONA was the first time in 13 years that a president of Ghana had failed to mention the word corruption while giving the State of the Nation Address…"

I've maintained that there was never an interest, effort or a commitment to fight corruption by Akufo-Addo/Bawumia. It was all a hoax designed to bait Ghanaians for political power in the 2016 election. In the 2020 election Ghanaians didn't fall for the fake mantra of incorruptibility, however their will was hijacked.

What is now obvious is that corruption has won the fight (against Ghana) under the leadership of Akufo-Addo/Bawumia. Why won't corruption be victorious when the leader of the nation has been described as the "Mother Serpent of Corruption" by the now former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu!

Akufu-Addo may have distinguished himself as he claimed in the CNN interview on the subject of corruption, yes, as the leader under whom corruption has won the fight against Ghana. He has distinguished himself as the leader under whom anti-corruption crusaders have been crushed. He has indeed distinguished himself as the President who failed to use the word corruption in the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) in the last thirteen years.

I remain a Citizen!

Dr. Clement Apaak

M.P, Builsa South

Source: Vanguardgh.com