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NDC ministers should start preparing for jail – Kofi Jumah
From: Ghana l Adomonline.com l Frank Agyei-Twum          Published On: April 18, 2013, 11:13 GMT
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NDC ministers should start preparing for jail – Kofi Jumah
The former New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Asokwa Maxwell Kofi Jumah says, Ministers and other appointees of the John Mahama administration should start packing their papers and other personal items from their offices and official residences because, they will soon be thrown out of office.

As well, those who may have engaged in underhand dealings, especially Ministers should start saying their goodbyes and prepare for jail.

Mr. Juma said given the volume of evidence available to the NPP about the alleged rigging of the December 7, 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections, the Supreme Court will rule in their favour.

Maxwell Kofi Jumah says despite strenuous attempts by members and officials of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), such as its General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah aka General Mosquito, to rubbish the NPP’s claim of rigging, the Supreme Court judges would be able to sift through the evidence and pronounce judgment in favour of the NPP.

The former Asokwa MP gave the advice on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Thursday April 18, 2013.

Mr Jumah, who was commenting on proceedings at the Supreme Court in respect of the petition filed by three members of the NPP challenging the outcome of the 2012 Presidential elections, alleged that NDC functionaries and appointees, reading the signs on the wall, were frantically generating the necessary paper work to cover what he describes as “unprecedented” theft of state funds in the run up to the December 7 polls.

Mr. Jumah cited the discrepancies between then candidate Mahama’s claim that Ghana was on a sound economic footing in the lead up to the election and the government’s claim now that Ghana was broke, alleging that perhaps money from the national kitty had been used to oil the NDC electoral machine.

Knowing their days were numbered, NDC Ministers and other appointees were “finding ways to find the necessary paper work to cover up” their theft of state funds, he alleged.

Nevertheless, “Ministers who don’t have portmanteaus should buy some, and start packing because many of you, not only are you leaving office, you are going straight from Minister to jail. Your theft of state funds is unprecedented in the history of Ghana.”

In another development, the NDC MP for Juaboso, Kwabena Minta Akandor has expressed worry that showing the proceedings of the ongoing presidential election petition live on national television could negatively affect worker productivity.

The nation has been held spell bound by the novel live coverage of Supreme Court proceedings, with work grinding to a halt in virtually every office while workers stay glued to their television sets.

The Bia MP says this may not have happened if the NPP had not created “unnecessary hype with the numerous press conferences and allegations, which in my opinion were unnecessary.”

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