Akufo-Addo Hurriedly Accepted The Bribe With Both Hands But He Held State Sword With One Hand- Sammy Gyamfi
Communications Director of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has taunted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for hurriedly receiving a bribe with both hands when he rather held the symbolic State sword with one hand during his inauguration as President of the country.
At a press instructions in Accra, Wednesday, the party communicator questioned why a personality who promotes himself as upright would toss his trustworthiness to the canines and easily surrender to a $40,000 bribe.
“You got bribe with two hands however held the state sword with one hand. You got a bribe with two hands; are you a goalkeeper?” Sammy Gyamfi jabbed.
Mr. Gyamfi’s statement was an immediate reaction to a video cut that purportedly captures Akufo-Addo receiving an amount of money concealed in an earthy colored envelope. According to a report by Salis Newspaper, Akufo-Addo was being affected to not eliminate Alhaji Abass Awolu from office in the wake of claims the Director of the Department of Urban Roads was an individual from the NDC and was in this way serving the interest of the party.
Although the public authority has said the said video was recorded in 2016 and was actually a donation being made towards Akufo-Addo’s campaign, Gyamfi, a lawyer, without equivocation, mentioned that attempts by the public authority and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to reclaim the image of Akufo-Addo won’t wash, focusing on that Ghanaians are observing.
About the video
Two video cuts with the same setting and view however with various narrations are right now in circulation, stirring a conversation about whether or not President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has gone against his promise to not condone any act of debasement.
One of the records which tried to propose Akufo-Addo’s morally sound tag was a simple contrivance, forms part of a forty-minute guessed investigative piece by the Salis Newspaper that reveals how the President was impacted with an amount of $40,000 concealed in an earthy colored envelope to disregard debasement and NDC affiliation claims against Director of the Department of Urban Roads, Alhaji Abass Awolu.
In the said video, Alhaji Abass, according to the narrator, sent a delegation to the President in his private habitation in Nima. “They were directed to the president by Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Adjei Bawuah. In his company were a woman and a man who were presented as spouse and brother of the Director of Urban Roads.”
A voice suspected to be the man presented as the brother of Alhaji Abass, is heard pleading with the President to pay deaf ears to certain allegations against Alhaji Abass, focusing on it is a plot by detractors who are set on tarnishing his image and eventually observing him kicked out of office.
Akufo-Addo after the alleged plea for forgiveness is seen receiving a hefty earthy colored envelope from Ambassador Bawuah which according to the narrator contained $40,000 being introduced on behalf of Alhaji Abass. While at it, the voice of the man suspected to be the brother of Alhaji Abass is heard stating that the package is from Alhaji Abass who has been advised by certain individuals to take that action or danger removal from office.
“He has been advised by certain individuals to come and see you with money. He says he doesn’t have much aside from this $40,000. He is pleading with you not to eliminate him from office. He also assures never to disappoint you in the event that he is maintained.”
A subsequent video, nonetheless, proposes otherwise. Although the scene and personalities are same as Salis Newspaper’s, the conversation is completely extraordinary; it’s a donation and not a bribe. The concealed man, who the newspaper in its report claims is the brother of Alhaji Abass, is rather heard examining how they could assist in the electioneering campaign.
The footage proposes that the three personalities [Ambassador Bawuah, a lady and a man whose face isn’t captured] had been to Akufo-Addo’s home to offer assets to grease the wheels of his campaign.
“Please accept this 40,000 in addition to the shirts for now. Later, we will communicate to you by what other method we can add to this,” he said.
It merits referencing that in both recordings, Akufo-Addo after receiving the envelope mentioned for a name. He said, “I need to have a name” to which the lady answered, “Hajia Fawzia”. It is unclear what Akufo-Addo required the name for.
The following are the two recordings. Watch the Akufo-Addo experience in the principal video from the 32nd moment