The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has asked the main opposition, National Democratic Congress the NDC to stay away from the ensuing matter between the Auditor General and the Economic and Organized Crimes Office (EOCO) over some alleged procurement breaches.
He accuses the NDC of an attempt to undermine the policing of the Office of the Auditor-General.
The Director of Communications of the NPP, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, said the NDC is being irresponsible with its approach to the ongoing tussle between the two.
The NDC at a press conference on Monday accused the government of scheming to remove Daniel Domelovo from Office as Auditor General because he is exposing the rot in the government.
But Buaben Asamoa said the NDC was wrong on the matter.
“It is the height of irresponsibility for the NDC to seek to undermine the constitutional office and mandate of the Auditor General by bringing in their usual NDC-NPP politics. They have consistently succeeded in undermining national institutions and national agenda with their NDC-NPP agenda,” he said.
Asiedu Nketiah said the party feels the investigation of the Auditor-General by EOCO is also “because of his uncompromising stance in the fight against corruption.”
“This EOCO investigation is designed as retribution against Mr. Domelevo because he has been on the tail of Yaw Osafo Maafo over the latter's involvement in the massive corruption scandal under which $1 million was paid to Kroll Associates, a UK company for no work done.”
“Rather than hounding Mr. Domelevo, we are by this press conference calling on President Akufo Addo to immediately order the arrest and prosecution of Mr. Yaw Osafo Maafo for the breaches of the Public Procurement Act. We demand an immediate cessation of the hostile victimization of Mr. Domelevo by the Akufo-Addo government,” the NDC said.