Mahama: Ghanaians must support SP to succeed

Former president John Dramani Mahama has appealed to Ghanaians to support the new Special Prosecutor (SP), Mr Kissi Agyebeng to succeed in the fight against corruption.

Mr Mahama made the appeal in a radio interview on Tuesday, in Techiman during his ‘thank you’ tour of the Bono East Region.

According to the former president, Mr Matin Amidu, the first SP could not work to expectations due to inadequate resources and budgetary allocation to his office, coupled with political interference.

“If the new SP is treated same, he will have no alternative than to resign from his position. He must be given enough human, financial and logistics resources to perform,” he emphasised.

Mr Mahama urged the citizenry to give the new SP a free hand to work independently saying that, “let us all do our best to make him succeed.

The former president said he was in the Bono East Region to show his appreciation to the people for voting massively for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the last elections.

Mr Mahama indicated that “our party recorded overwhelming vote increase of 44,000 in the presidential elections. You also gave the NDC nine out of the 11 parliamentary seats in the region”

“My in-laws, brother in-laws, my wives and family members, I am so grateful to you. You did not disappoint me and my party. You gave us a resounding victory. Thank you once again “Mr Mahama added.

The former president, implored opinion leaders in the country to speak against all forms of wrongdoing, no matter which political party is in power, adding that the loss of lives in Techiman during the elections should be condemned.

Mr Mahama disclosed that though he was not happy about the judgement of the Supreme Court on the 2020 presidential election petition, he accepted the verdict for the sake of peace to prevail in the country.

“We would be more vigilant at the polling stations in the next election. This is a lesson to us as a party. There is no way we are going to court again. Elections will be won at the various polling stations,” he assured.

The former president, as part of his tour, met with traditional authorities, clergy and party faithful in the Bono East Region.

He was accompanied by national, regional and constituency executives of the NDC.

FROM EMMANUEL ADU GYAMFI, TECHIMAN

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