What have you heard about the Airbus scandal? Well, there is a new development to whatever you’ve heard about the scandal involving “government official 1”.
According to a post on the Facebook page of Highlife musician and NDC staunch member, Rex Omar, Lawyer Tony Lithur claims that President Akufo-Addo is preparing the grounds to drag former President John Mahama to court for criminal offences over the Airbus scandal.
Lawyer Tony Lithur is of the view that this rumoured plans of the President will bring chaos in Ghana especially when John Mahama is the flagbearer of the NDC for elections 2020.
Why would President Akufo-Addo think of prosecuting John Mahama when the NPP since winning power has been hit with several scandals? This is a perfect case of the pot calling the kettle black.
NDC and NPP are both not clean when it comes to scandals and corruption because some of the big scandals that have hit Ghana since 1992 were masterminded by these two political parties.
Read Tony Lithur’s full post below;
“Tony Lithur Esq writes…
There is some rumor beginning to make rounds that Nana Addo is preparing the grounds to charge the Former President, John Dramani Mahama, for criminal offences in relation of the Airbus issue.
The mere thought of consequences of such drastic step should make any Ghanaian shake in his shoes. Can you imagine John Mahama walking to the CID headquarters and the reverberations across the country? God help us all.
This may all sound macho to NPP faithful and, perhaps, energize their base. But maybe they should consider the possibility of actually losing the elections in December 2020. That should take the scale off their eyes and get them to sit up.
You see, if that happens, any previous political protection any of them may now have when in power will have been completely wiped off by their own successive leaders in their short-sighted and ill-advised attempts to cower their political opponents as a tool for retaining power.
Former President Kufuor took one layer of protection off when he dared touch a former 1st Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings by dragging her before the ordinary courts on criminal charges. President Kufuor had banked on a quick trial of Mrs. Rawlings and also on his party winning the 2008 elections. None of that happened; and he had to beat a hasty retreat by ordering the discontinuance of the case against Mrs. Rawlings just before he left office, with his tail between his legs. In fact for fear of political retribution, he also pardoned Tsatsu Tsikata, Dan Abodakpi, Kwame Pepra, Dr Sipa Yankey before he left office.
President Kufuor got off lightly after leaving office because his successor was the peace-loving Prof. Mills, who in the spirit of reconciliation, literally muzzled his own party despite findings of all manner of incriminating things against Kufuor and his appointees. John Mahama, who became President after Prof. Mills followed his immediate predecessor’s steps in the “asomdwe” culture.
The second political red line of protection was crossed by Nana Addo when he recently arrested and charged the Chairman of NDC, Ofosu Ampofo. NPP followed this up with a recent attempt to do the same to the Communications Director of the NDC, the ascerbic Sammy Gyamfi.
If Nana Addo adds John Mahama, who is not only a former president but an aspiring one, to the mix, then all the upper echelon of the NPP should go on their knees in daily prayers, asking the Good Lord himself to help them win power. You see, if NPP loses the December 2020 elections, not a single one of them can find political protection in any form because all the sacrosanct political red lines would have been crossed by their own leaders. They will all be fair game as prosecution targets: from Nana Addo who will be quite old, his wife, Freddie Blay and all persons below their political positions. They should be afraid; very afraid of the same medicine they have doled out to their political opponents while in power, because not even John Mahama’s fine fine politics may be able to stem the anger of his party against the Nana Addo and the NPP.
It should be clear to all political operators by now that one party cannot remain in power for a very long time.
A word to the wise …………”