The Managing Director of Al Hajj Newspaper, Alhaji Bature Iddrissu has labelled the Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid, as corrupt and one that peddles falsehood just to paint the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government in good light.
Alhaji Iddrissu was reacting to claims by the minister that some key figures in the past government had stolen state funds and they are already making refunds after they were caught.
“His comments were laced with pure propaganda because the affected persons blatantly denied that they neither engaged in such financial scandals nor refunded monies. So which is which”, he asked.
He further noted that the persons he allegedly accused of embezzling state funds are persons with reputation, dignity and families, expressing worry that the New Patriotic Party, NPP government through the Information Ministry is embarking on such an agenda to score cheap political points.
“That Mustapha Hamid should be careful because he is dirty. I am telling you he is not clean, ask him. I am repeating it on your station here and he should dare me. You come and sIt on air and malign people deliberately just to use it to score cheap political points. How can you continue to lean on propaganda while you are in power, it cannot wash”, Alhaji Iddrissu said.
He also counseled the Minister to be careful as his own party may disown him when he is exposed.
“Why will you do this to your fellow Ghanaian? I am happy that up to now they have not been able to name one minister that he is corrupt. If you bend down to look at the buttocks of your colleague someone maybe looking at yours. Who tells you commissions and omissions is not happening at your rule? If we want to all fight corruption, we must do it fairly. Is President himself clean”, he queried.
The known opposition New Democratic Congress, NDC, supporter, insisted that the President must disclose the sources of the money donated for his 2016 campaigns if he must be taken seriously in his much talked about anti corruption posturing.