Spokesperson for President Mahama, John Jinapor, has alleged that members in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have resorted to lies and public deception, in their attempt to clinch political power in this year’s election.
He has accused the NPP of using awkward approaches to forcibly dress President Mahama in a corruptible garment which doesn’t fit his impeccable status.
John Jinapor has also challenged the NDC’s main political opponent to use the right channel to track the president down, since he (President Mahama) has willingly vowed to appear before any appropriate quarters to be investigated for corruption.
In a statement signed by a Deputy Director of Communications for the NPP, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, 19th November, 2012, the party related President’s Mahama’s inability to confront and fight corruption within his own party to the serious allegations of corruption raised against his persona.
The opposition party further claimed that many of the processes President Mahama led in Government when he was the Vice President were deeply tainted with suspicions of corruption for his personal gain.
Reacting to the above claim, John Jinapor stated that it was worthless to make allegations without backing them with facts.
He noted that it is a “shame and a disgrace” for Nana Addo to personally mount a political platform and say that nobody has leveled any form of corruption against him.
“I thought that anybody who wants to be elevated as president wouldn’t reduce himself to that level…mere corruption allegation isn’t enough; if you make an allegation back it with facts”, he said.
Speaking on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, John Jinapor asked if it would be prudent for President Mahama to say that because nobody has indicted him for smoking marijuana he was better than Nana Addo.
“Can our president stand on a platform and say that because nobody has tagged him with wee smoking, he is better than Nana Akufo-Addo? Our president would not do that because it is sordid. Children can use that tactics but as leaders, you don’t reduce yourself to that level”, he added.