Wicked Lies - President Kufuor Says Rumours About His Stashed Billions Are Baseless
President J.A. Kufuor has debunked claims contained in leaflets circulating nation-wide that he has stashed GH¢998 billion at the Prudential Bank.
He says neither he nor his ministers have any money at the said bank.
He explained further that those leaflets were calculated attempts by opponents of the government to cause disaffection among the populace, as well as throw dust into the eyes of the people to enable the opponents to win power.
President Kufuor debunked the lies during an encounter with the media in Sunyani yesterday to thank Ghanaians for their support for him and his government, as well as solicit their votes for Nana Akufo-Addo in the presidential run-off slated for December 28.
He spoke in Twi and interspersed it with English.
He was accompanied by Mr Gabby Nketiah, Ghana's Ambassador to Korea; Mr Ernest Akubuor Debrah, the Minister for Food and Agriculture; Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah, the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, and some regional executives of the party.
The President also debunked claims by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that it had won majority seats in Parliament and said that was not true, since the NDC won 113 seats and the NPP 109, adding, “As I speak with you now the four independent parliamentarians-elect have declared to be on the side of the NPP in Parliament, since they were all NPP members who, one way or another decided to go solo.”
He said opponents of the government who were going round preaching that they were honest and humble, as well as men of integrity, were the worse off, saying the records were there for all to see which party had been sincere and honest in its rule.
He, reiterated his call on Ghanaians not to return the opponents of the government to power to further push back the wheels of progress.
President Kufuor said during his tenure as President, he always placed the national interest over that of partisanship and, therefore, urged Ghanaians to vote for Nana Akufo-Addo, since he also stood for that.
“When you vote for Nana Akufo-Addo you are voting for the rapid socio-economic development of the nation, yourself, the future and that of your children's children.”, he said.
President Kufuor thanked the people of the Brong Ahafo Region for rallying behind him and his government throughout his eight years in office and exhibiting the same support for Nana Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the NPP, and voting massively for him.
He asked all Ghanaians, especially those whom he might have offended in one way or another during his tenure, to forgive him. He called on such people to vote for Nana Akufo-Addo to become his successor in the December 28 run-off.
President Kufuor thanked all Ghanaians for ensuring peaceful elections and urged them to do same during the December 28 run-off.
He recalled that many were those who had predicted violence, chaos and confusion during and after the December 7 polls, saying nothing of that sort occurred.
He thanked God Almighty and the people for preserving the peace and stability of Ghana.
President Kufuor said the nation was on the threshold of economic prosperity and, therefore, urged Ghanaians to vote massively for Nana Akufo-Addo during the presidential run-off, since he was the one who had the capacity and the political will to lead the nation into that era.
He debunked rumours making the rounds that there was 'bad blood' between him and Nana Akufo-Addo, saying, “If there was such a thing between us, I would not have appointed Nana Akufo-Addo as the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General and later Foreign Affairs and NEPAD during the eight years of my administration.” Story by Samuel Duodu