The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has challenged the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to make public evidence that makes it criminal that former President John Mahama is involved in the Airbus bribery scandal.
Addressing a press conference in Acrra 4th Dececember 2020, the National Communication Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, indicated that official documents from the United States of America and the United Kingdom relating to the scandal have not implicated the Flagbearer John Mahama or any of his former appointees
In January 2020, Ghana was cited as one of five countries in which global aerospace group, Airbus SE, allegedly bribed or promised payments to senior state officials in exchange for business favours between 2009 and 2015, according to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.
This led to a record £3 billion in settlement by Airbus with France, the United Kingdom, and the United States to avoid corporate criminal charges.
But no names were mentioned in any documents relating to the case.
“Not a phrase, not a sentence, not a paragraph, not a word in the documents or the Airbus matter suggests that any Ghana government official, not even the so-called government official one, collected money, benefited in any way or violated any law in that transaction,” Mr. Gyamfi stressed.
He further gave the NPP up to the close of Friday to show “one phrase, one sentence in the whole Airbus deferred prosecution agreements or approved judgments in which it is said that a Ghana government official at the time in which the transaction took place was paid any money.”
Accordin to him, the NPP is only looking for a “bribery classmate” following allegations of corruption fired the way of President Akufo-Addo ahead of the December 7 elections.
In contrast, Mr. Gyamfi said, “John Mahama remains very clean; not a dent on his integrity.”