Former President John Dramani Mahama has accused Accra based radio station Joy FM, a subsidiary of Multimedia group of allowing itself to be used as a propaganda tool against him.
According to reports, Joy FM's Evans Mensah had claimed Kwesi Nyantakyi in a statement to the Criminal Investigations Department, CID, of the Ghana Police on May 23 reportedly disclosed that an amount of $8 million was given to Mr Mahama and the NDC ahead of 2016 elections.
Portions of the news item which was published on Monday June 4 read, “It is emerging former government officials, including the ex-president John Mahama may be investigated by the police CID over claims they benefitted from donations by investor friends linked to Kwesi Nyantakyi”.
But John Mahama in a sharp rebuttal wrote on his Twitter page:
“Over the years, people have fought and in some cases paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy today. When a supposedly respected media house like Multimedia allows itself to be used for such base political propaganda, it besmirches our common honour and the sacrifices that we have made as a people.”
Over the years people fought & in some cases paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy today. When a supposedly respected media house like Multimedia allows itself to be used for political propaganda, it besmirches our common honour & the sacrifices we’ve made as a people— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) June 5, 2018
Mr. Kofi Adams who was the NDC Campaign coordinator in the 2016 elections has rubbished the claims saying that it is a deliberately woven lie, between JoyFM, Kwesi Nyantakyi and the Police CID, for the sole purpose of damaging the image of the former President.
He further expressed that the 'lies' including the accusation against Mahama will not absolve the Akufo-Addo government from the acts of corruption captured in the investigative video by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The premiere of the expose titled 'Number 12' is scheduled for June 6, at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC) on June 6, 2018, while Kwesi Nyantakyi who was caught using President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia's names in fraudulent acts, is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Department.