Private Legal Practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has backlashed the delegates of the opposition National Democratic Congress for rejecting the 2020 flagbearer aspirant for the party Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin and rooting for former President John Dramani Mahama.
According to him, John Dramani Mahama, should be forced by the party members to resign from his flagbearer position for the 2020 general election since he is likely to be invited for interrogation over the Airbus bribery scandal which will, as a result, affect the party’s election campaign.
“It is like that John Mahama is likely to be invited by the Special Prosecutor for further questioning and I think it’s an election year where the Presidential Candidate will be the subject matter of the investigations either to assist or to be interrogated”, he said.
He further stated that the Airbus bribery scandal involving the Presidential candidate of the NDC John Mahama is likely to affect his campaign drive and also destabilize his campaign strategy. Adding that “At the same time it will create integrity issues against him”.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Kwaku Dawuro on “Pae Mu Ka” on Accra based Kingdom FM, said that “NDC delegates made a big mistake by for rejecting Alban Bagbin and I don’t blame them because they were looking at someone who can easily be marketed and someone who has money, and these are the two things John Mahama used in beating Alban Bagbin. There is no way Mahama can stand with Alban Bagbin in terms of integrity issues”.
The controversial private legal practitioner, however, described the flagbearer aspirant for the opposition NDC as the best Presidential Candidate for the party ahead of December polls.
“When it comes to auditing Bagbin is far better, when it comes to issues of corruption Bagbin is far better when it comes to boldness, Bagbin is far better when it comes to citing and then holding the rule of law, Bagbin is far better. When it comes to corruption you can’t label Alban Bagbin.
According to Lawyer Maurice Ampaw, the opposition NDC delegates have been blindfolded with money and power hence do not see the exceptional qualities of Alvan Bagbin.
He reiterated that former President Mahama cannot compare himself to Alvan Bagbin when it comes to intelligence, commitment and professional background, competency, integrity, security and accountability because Alvan Bagbin stands tall.
He, therefore, threatened to expose Mahama as Government Official 1 in the Airbus bribery scandal, should he drag him to court.
“Mahama will not even think of dragging Lawyer Ampaw because ones you drag Lawyer Ampaw to court, then you have opened the opportunity for me to prove that you are Government Official 1, and I will expose you”.
By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com