Following the mutinous crusader that became of musician, Kwame Asare Obeng, alias A Plus, recently, the ruling New Patriotic Party has been constrained to tackle a fresh Frankenstein Monster.
Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, the retired Moderator of the Presbyterian Church who became an adored cult figure in the NPP for continuously leveling corruption allegations against the predecessor NDC government, has been told to shut up.
Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, has even likened the man’s criticism of the NPP government to the blabber of a hallucinating person, describing his allegations of regime corruption as nebulous.
“As a senior citizen of our country, we want to urge him to go beyond talking generalities to giving us concrete examples that we can put our hands on and make an example for people to be deterred, ”stated Hamid in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM.
He continued “but if senior citizens will talk generally like that, for example quoting him “beginning signs of corruption,” that in our view is quite nebulous and not concrete. That only feeds into the so-called perceptions. We want to go beyond perceptions.”
Many Ghanaians have since been left in shock that the NPP, which had treated the mouth of Rev. Martey as a sacred oracle, today are asking him to substantiate his corruption allegations.
In August 2016, when Prof. Martey claimed that some politicians from the then NDC government had attempted to bribe him with $100,000, four wheel drives and a mansion at Trassaco, he had been hailed by the NPP with the party’s tabloids, especially Daily Guide, hosting his claims on the front page.
The NPP then in opposition, had demanded that the claims that the controversial old man had pulled from the air, be investigated because the man was a man of God.
Today, the same NPP is saying that the same mouth that had been treated as an oracle during Mahama’s regime must learn to stop blabbering like a hallucinating drunk. According to Mustapha Hamid, the Oracle’s pronouncements are nebulous!
The whole stinker from Hamid had been stirred when Prof. Emmanuel Martey had, very stylistic of A Plus, shot off his mouth against the NPP regime which seems to generate a corruption scandal every month.
At a public lecture in Kumasi, the controversial man of the cloth alleged that some NPP government officials have started exhibiting signs and symptoms of corruption.
He had also taken a swipe at the huge size of the NPP government, which is made up of family, friends, girlfriends and baby mamas of the President, saying a “large government means large corruption.”
Prof Martey had, therefore, called for constitutional reforms to streamline the size of government in the country – a historic suggestion given that the distended Akufo-Addo government with 110 Ministers is the only government in the whole history of Ghana that has been large enough to inspire a call for constitutional reforms.
“NPP and corruption, I said clearly that what has been proven, the NPP appointees have begun showing signs of corruption,” Prof. Martey had said.
This is what has rubbed Mustapha Hamid rough, leading to him calling the man of God names in veiled language.
According Mustapha Hamid, the celebrated corruption crusader’s allegations are nebulous.
Meanwhile, Rev. Prof. Martey is just one of a number of NPP activists who have turned guns on their own party, to decry increasing corruption.
Among others, musician, Kwame A Plus has revealed that two deputy Chiefs of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor and Francis Asenso-Boakye are actually, deputy Thieves-of-Staff. According to him the two have stolen public money and stuffed it into their pockets.
Another activist, Rev. Prof Emeritus Bishop Isaac Owusu Bempah, a man of God whose calling seems to be limited toi prophesying about President Akufo-Addo has also alleged dirty corruption at the Flagstaff House.
His claims have since been corroborated by Assin Central MP, Ken Agyapong, who has said that Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, a cousin of the President’s exacts $20,000 as precondition to meeting with the President.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Eva Asante