February 13, 2012

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Adentan Kojo Adu-Asare has called for a ‘seize fire’ on further discussion especially in the media of the controversial Woyome scandal which is currently being prosecuted in court.

According to him, there is the need for some calmness in the country especially among the two leading political parties (NDC, NPP) to allow the judicial process to take its course as it determines the merit of the case.

The self acclaimed NDC financier Alfred Agbesi is currently being prosecuted for defrauding the state in a whopping GHS 51million judgment debt which was awarded him.

Contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM’s Krokrokoo show on Monday, Hon. Adu –Asare expressed concern over the media trial of the case, saying now is the time for all talks on the matter to seize, saying he has no sympathies for anyone who is implicated in the huge financial scandal that has rocked the country irrespective of which party that person belongs to.

Hon. Adu –Asare who sounded very worried of the over politicization of the ongoing case particularly among the two leading parties said Alfred Woyome will certainly not be the key issue based on which Ghanaians are going to vote in the December elections.

“The electorates are going to take into consideration, the improvement in their living conditions, the many schools, roads and other infrastructure that has been built by this government and that is going to ensure that the NDC retains power after the December elections’’ he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Alfred Woyome was this morning granted bail by an Accra High Court at the request of the prosecution.

He and his lawyers are expected to post a bail bond of GHS54 million and two sureties in order to satisfy the bail conditions and secure his release.

Two others, who are standing trial with Mr Woyome, a Chief State Attorney Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh and Mr. Paul Asimenu, a Director at the Legal Department of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, were also granted bail in the sum of GhC6000 with two sureties each to be justified.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh