‘General Mosquito’ Takes On NPP Over Ibrahim Mahama

IbrahimThe General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, wonders why the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) would now want to tarnish the image and businesses of  Ibrahim Mahama after the death of his mother.

According to him, the sale of Merchant Bank to Fortiz is legal and sees no reason why the NPP should raise any objections.

He opined that the loan given to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama’s company, Engineers and Planners, was not facilitated by the NDC administration in 2007 because at the time the party was in opposition. Rather it was faclitated by the NPP who are now seeking vivid clarification in the sale of the bank.

The NDC chief scribe noted that if Engineers and Planners was unable to pay back its debt to Merchant Bank, then the NPP should be blamed.

“If the NPP is claiming there was some smack of corruption when the loan was granted to Engineers and Planners, then we should ask who is likely to have done that. Why are they (NPP) blaming President Mahama who knows nothing about the loan,” he said.

Commenting on the Merchant Bank on Monday, General Mosquito as known in political circles, strongly believed that Ibrahim Mahama  was more of an NPP person than NDC, because his late biological mother, Madam Joyce Tamakloe, was a friend to the then President John Agyekum Kufuor.

He claimed that when she died of cancer,  former President Kufuor was said to have made a generous financial contribution towards her burial, adding that one of Madam Tamakloe’s daughters, Hawa, is married to Kwame Agyeman, a nephew of the then Chief of Staff and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Kwadwo Okyere Mpianim.

Mr.  Nketia further said, Madam Tamakloe, who was said to have raised President Mahama, never ceased extolling Kufuor’s virtues to friends, who cared to listen until her death.

“Mr. Ibrahim Mahama’s mother is also reported to be a sister to the NPP founding member, Dr. Nyaho-Nyaho Tamakloe. Indeed, it is claimed that due to her closeness to President Kufuor, she became a supporter of the NPP,” he affirmed.— peacefmonline

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