The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is alleging that Aisha Huang is a financier of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to Deputy General Secretary of the party, Dr. Peter Boamah Otukonor, the inability of the NPP government to take Aisha Huang head-on shows a level of complicity.
This adds to the unending twists surrounding the illegal mining kingpin’s controversy.
Already, the manner in which the Chinese illegal miner departed Ghana following her arrest in 2017 has been a subject of controversy.
It was perceived that the illegal mining kingpin was deported according to earlier reports back in 2018 until her recapture some weeks ago.
When President Akufo-Addo on Monday said he is “not still sure whether she was in fact deported,” a section of Ghanaians were taken aback.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah clarified that the notorious Chinese illegal mining kingpin was repatriated from Ghana in December 2018 and not deported.
On Wednesday, prosecutors told an Accra High Court that the lady rather sneaked out of the country.
But the NDC believes the ‘galamsey’ suspect has a card up her sleeve for which reason the government is seemingly struggling to find success in her prosecution.
Dr. Peter Boamah Otukonor explained that “If she’s not a financier of the NPP, I wonder how somebody who is supposed to have been deported, and the [former] Senior Minister… Osafo Maafo, say that she has been deported…”
“All of a sudden the President is playing dumb and saying that he doesn’t do that the woman has been deported, and I think is becoming one too many and becoming a worrying trend,” he explained on Thursday.
He spoke on the sidelines of a press conference to announce the timetable to elect NDC’s executives.
Dr Peter Boamah Otukonor has also berated President Akuffo-Addo for saying he is unsure whether Aisha Huang was deported.
“You have a sitting president, who always says that he is not aware of businesses that he himself has undertaken. The President has issued an executive instrument and he says he is aware. He has written letters of authority and he says he is not aware… corruption appears under him, everybody’s talking about it, and he says he is not aware. Today, Aisha Huang, he is saying that he is not aware that Aisha Huang was deported. Very soon, he will say that he is not aware he is the president of this country.
Since the re-emergence of Aisha Huang, there have been reports that she had allegedly engaged in the ‘galamsey’ menace even under the previous NDC government.
But Dr Otukonor describes this as a shameful attempt to rope in the NDC into the current scandal.