According to him, if such people believe he is corrupt, they should follow the Constitution and deal with him rather than always making unfounded allegations against him.
The president made these remarks at Ashaiman during his third day of the ‘accounting to the people’ tour of the Greater Accra Region on Wednesday. He was indirectly responding to the controversial $100,000 Ford Expedition car gift given to him by his Burkinabe contractor friend, Djibril Kanazoe, who later won some Ghana government juicy contracts.
Mahama seized the opportunity to caution people he thought had been raining insults and insinuations at him that he was corrupt.
“The Constitution prescribes what should be done if you think the person is corrupt. I have been president of this country and if you believe I have indulged in corruption, you have the constitutional means to do what you want to do.
“But when you make baseless rumours and accusations it won’t win you the presidency. The people of Ghana are discerning to determine who they want to be the president,” he stated.
The president asserted that he would not insult his political opponents because he was a different character, while asking his opponents to rather sell their campaign messages to the citizenry and stop the allegations of corruption against him.
According to him, he was surprised that some people had embarked on demonstration without respecting his directive regarding the electricity billing system by July 1, 2016.
On road construction, President Mahama said that Ashaiman was to benefit from a 15km asphaltic road network from the main traffic light through Zenu to Katamanso in the Kpone-Katamanso Constituency.
Touching on the Ashaiman-Klagon road, the president claimed he had instructed the sector minister to speed up work on that stretch which would come with a flyover on the motorway to connect Ashaiman and Klagon.
From Vincent Kubi, Ashaiman
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