The presidential candidate of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has expressed disappointment in Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu for identifying him as the ‘Government official 1’ in the Airbus scandal.
Speaking in an interview with Accra based STARR FM on Tuesday 3rd November, 2020, Mr Mahama lamented “What investigations has he done? Who has he spoken to? What investigation has he conducted? He should come out and tell us…
Mr Amidu in his corruption risk assessment report of the controversial Agyapa Royalty deal apart from naming Mr Mahama as ‘Government official 1’ in the Airbus scandal also said he is not interrogating Mr Mahama in connection with the Airbus scandal because he is the presidential candidate of the biggest opposition party in the country in the upcoming elections.
Reacting to Mr Amidu, Mr Mahama said: I’m disappointed in Martin Amidu for putting that paragraph in his report to equalise things. No financial benefit accrued to me. Not a single dollar…We are talking about deferred prosecution agreement in which nobody’s names were mentioned and yet there’s been inference that it must be this person, it must be that person and so legally, he doesn’t even have any basis to proceed, on what basis, on what document is he proceeding?
Mr Mahama further rubbished assertions that Mr Amidu had probed the Airbus scandal to have identified him as ‘Government official 1’.