President Akufo-Addo has rejected calls by the Minority in Parliament for an independent investigation into allegations of corruption against unnamed officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
But President Akufo-Addo, while responding directly to the call during his encounter with media practitioners on Wednesday, said his government will not be distracted by empty and fabricated allegations of corruption by the opposition.
According to him, he knows his opponents desire that the government expended its time on those unfounded allegations so it gets distracted from its core mandate, only for the same opposition to turn around during elections to accuse the government of failing.
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He said while he expects the fabrication of allegations by the opposition to get worse especially in 2019 as the country nears
The President said when there is some basis for the allegations, then he as president, is duty bound to call for investigations, “but when you have allegations that are so empty of substance, and then you say that merely because it has been made, you
“Somebody comes and makes a serious allegation that is worth investigating, I’ll be the first to accept it. I have done it already in my government but not on things like this.”