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05 July 2017

Hot Audio: Confused NDC party now on life support – Obiri Boahen

 

Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen has fired salvos at the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) accusing it of suffering from a strange disease and now on a life support system.

To him, the NDC is trying hard to make the Nana Addo-led government unpopular, but that he assured will not materialize.

Nana Obiri Boahen reacting to the outburst by the minority NDC after the Managing Director of Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company (BOST), Alfred Obeng was implicated in the controversial sale of five million litres of off-spec fuel, said whilst in opposition the NDC is creating the impression that it has all the answers to all the problems facing the country.

“Kofi Adams and his NDC cohorts should give us a break and allow the laws of the country to work. The man has been cleared by the BNI and what I expect from the NDC is to shut up because they even benefited a lot from BOST when in power.

“Even when the party was active, we never feared them, how much more when the party is now sick and on life support system? The only option left for them is to cause mayhem and complain over useless issues because the party will die very soon,” he said on Accra-based Neat FM.

Managing Director of BOST, Mr Obeng Boateng has been exonerated by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the National security in the case involving the sale of contaminated fuel to some companies in the country.

Mr. Obeng Boateng was cited to have overseen activities leading to the sale of five million litres of contaminated fuel to two petroleum firms, Movenpiina and Zup Oil.

Investigations by the two state security agencies however indicate that he has been cleared of any wrongdoing and has no direct relationship with Movenpiina one of the two firms in question.

Minority in Parliament however have on the back of these revelations, accused the BNI of attempting to “cover up” the issue with their findings. According to them, the exoneration is a mere effort by the BNI to hide from the public, the actual details of the issue.

Minority Leader in Parliament; Haruna Iddrisu, addressing pressmen in Parliament Tuesday July 4 indicated that they will pursue the issue to the core till the ‘truth’ emerges.

“There is a very bizarre and uncharacteristic developments in our country today that we are being told that the BNI is acting in a manner that we don’t only smell, but we can sense a cover up in respect of the matter of the selling of contaminated oil by BOST which matter bothers on fraud, corruption and abuse of office. We are aware that the Ministry of Energy has set up a committee to investigate the matter.”

However lawyer Obiri Boahen advised the minority NDC to shut up and allow the MD to work efficiently since government has not circumvented the truth in the issue.

Listen to Obiri Boahen

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