Fire spitting journalist with Power FM aligned with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mugabe Salifu Maase has alleged that an amount of Gh¢5Million Ghana Cedis inducement in exchange for the approval of all Akufo-Addo nominees, especially the trio of Dominic Nitiwul, Ambrose Dery and Albert Kan Dapaah as ministers of Defence, Interior and National Security respectively, MyNewsGH.com reports.
NDC members on social media have been hitting hard at the Haruna Iddrisu-led minority side on the appointments committee for passing the above Ministers-Designate. On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, National Communications Officer of the NDC Sammy Gyamfi himself on Accra-based Asempa Fm indicated that the party felt betrayed by the NDC MPs on the appointments committee.
Following this, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George said while he understands the pain and anger of National Democratic Congress (NDC) members regarding the vetting results, what the NDC MPs did was “in the long term collective good” of the party, as MyNewsGh.com reported yesterday.
The new twist added by Mugabe Maase of PowerFM is that the approval was induced by money, alleging that an amount of 5million was placed on the table.
According to Mugabe Maase, he is informed that
“They are going about saying they have given you Ghc5million Ghana Cedis. That’s what I heard at Tantra Hill filling station around Champion Divine Clinic. That’s what I heard. From a sitting Member of Parliament. I don’t want to believe it. But that is what I heard!”
Mugabe Maase also revealed that two NDC MPs, the Honourable Okudzeto Ablakwa and Alhassan Suhuyini rejected their share of the money, according to his source.
He further disclosed that the NPP MPs he encountered said they were very certain all Akufo-Addo appointees will sail through because they have paid their way.
Mugabe warned the NDC MPs on the appointment committee not to dare make any wrong move because the grassroots of the party are watching and will not accept any “shenanigans” from anybody, warning he doesn’t fear anybody because no one, including those on the appointment committee cannot buy him.