Former Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Dindiok Kpemka says, any attempt to to link Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to claims of corruption in an investigative report by Anas Aremeyaw Anas will die premature.
He said, the vice president cannot be accused of corruption based on the utterances of the Charles Adu Boahen, the Minister of State at the Presidency.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday November 14, 2022 terminated the appointment of Charles Adu-Boahen as Minister of State at the Presidency with immediate effect.
The dismissal follows a news report by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas which said Mr Adu Boahen told undercover investigators that Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia needs just $200,000 token as an appearance fee before meeting with supposed investors who intended to set up a banking business in Ghana.
Speaking in an interview on Dreamz Fm in Bolgatanga monitored by theGhanaianvoice.com, Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, a former Deputy Attorney General noted that there is no basis for anyone to link Dr Bawumia to any act of corruption based on the utterances of the dismissed minister.
“There is no where that the honorable Adu Boahen stated that whatever he was doing had the consent, blessing, endorsement, acceptance and confirmation of the Vice President. Again in the same tape, there is a follow up conversation with the special aide [to Bawumia]. The special aide made a succinct statement that the Vice President Dr Bawumia does not endorse such conducts. There is no indication whatsoever that Vice President was aware of whatever he was doing. So immediately anybody conceives an idea to link the Vice President to it, that conception dies prematurely”.
The former Tempane Member of Parliament(MP) further stated that the dismissed Minister of State is personally liable for his own actions and conduct, adding that Charles Adu Boahen engaged in influence peddling.
“He [Charles Adu Boahen] placed himself in a certain position and began to use the position to engage in influence peddling and an association with the President and Vice President and blowing his own air,” he added.
In the view of the former NPP MP, greed on the part of the embattled minister is what has landed him in the unpleasant situation.