The Ashanti Regional Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Frank Amoakohene, has urged the Office of the Special Prosecutor to prioritize current national issues regarding corruption, rather than employing party-related matters as a means of diversion.
This plea follows the Office of the Special Prosecutor’s summoning of the former candidate for the Ejura-Sekyedumase parliamentary seat, Juliana Kinang-Wassan, who was captured in a widely circulated video lavishly distributing money during the recent Presidential and Parliamentary primaries of the NDC.
The NDC regional executives held a virtual meeting with the unsuccessful candidate, Juliana Kinang-Wassan, in order to ascertain the motives behind her behavior on that particular day.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Dr Amoakohene insisted that the office of the Special Prosecutor must stop meddling in internal party issues and rather concentrate on issues with high national interest such as the galamsey report by the former Minister of Science and Technology, Professor Frimpong-Boateng and the recent gold mafia documentary by media group, Al jazeera Network.
He said, “After having a meeting with Juliana Kinang-Wassan, we noticed that the Special Prosecutor just wants to be relevant. I want to put it on record that the Special Prosecutor wants to prioritise this minor issue for corruption that is going on such as Professor Frimpong-Boateng’s report, the Al jazeera’s gold mafia report, and you want to prioritise this against that?
“Is like the Special Prosecutor doesn’t know what he’s about. He saw that something was trending and decided to jump onto it. What happened in the space of the elections was nothing to worry about. That was not the promise for the elections. The manner in which the money was sprayed doesn’t speak well, but if you take your time and listen to the event that preceded what occurred, you will understand that the candidate cannot be faulted”.