November 28, 2017

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin has questioned President Akufo-Addo’s commitment in fighting corruption.

He indicated that the President’s campaign were funded by some Ghanaians in his attempts to become leader of the Nation and noted the financiers were not “Father Christmas” and will also seek to benefit from his position.

According to the second Deputy  Speaker, the financers of  the President are calling the shots and “when I speak out I am being lambasted and insulted but it is the truth and you cannot take it away”, he said .

“Recently I was talking about Nana and I said well after fighting three world wars and becoming President, all those three world war people funded you and now you say you are going to fight corruption, you think they are Father Christmas?”
He therefore charged the President to lead the way in cleansing the system, redefine politics and also reduce the cost of political business in Ghana.

“So what I expect the President to do is to lead us to cleanse the system. We change the system, we redefine politics, we redefine political campaign and reduce the cost of this business and make sure it is free.

Once you are able to do that you can still have your conscience, your integrity, your willpower, and you can take decisions that will benefit the people of Ghana”.

He was speaking to students’ Parliament at the University of Education Winneba- Kumasi Campus, on the theme; ‘Parliamentary Democracy in Ghana- a practitioner perspective’ when he made these comments.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/