Airbus Scandal: Change Mahama As Presidential Candidate – Group Advises NDC

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With the corruption tag hanging on the neck of the National Democratic Congress’, (NDC) Presidential candidate, and also the former President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, the Patriots for Peace and Development (PPD) is calling on the leadership of the party to organize an extra-ordinary congress in earnest to re-elect a new candidate that would lead the party for the 2020 general elections.

“This is just a harmless advice we are giving out to the rank and file of the NDC party. It is our expectation that they would consider this advice in good faith without any malice,” it said in a statement.

The PPD is of the view that it would be in the interest of the party to put out a candidate who has more credibility for the 2020 general election.

In a statement issued and signed by Richard Danso, there is the need for the opposition NDC to organize an early congress to disqualify John Mahama in the face of all these brouhaha and fill in a clean and more qualified candidate.

“Eminent people with much more credibility like Prof Joshua Alabi, Hon Alban Bagbin, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Sylvester Mensah, Kwesi Ahwoi among others could be considered as a presidential candidate,” it said.

The NDC as a party must tread cautiously since this big scandal would definitely have some ripple effect on the chances of the party during the 2020 general elections.

The Crown Court at Southwark in the United Kingdom passed judgment on 31st January 2020, between the Director of the Serious Fraud Office and Airbus SE, in which the European multinational aerospace corporation was fined $3.9 billion for the payment of bribes to secure deals in five countries, including Ghana.

The London High Court found Airbus guilty and imposed a fine of three billion pounds (£3bn) as penalties.

Airbus was charged with five counts of failing to prevent bribery, having used a network of secret agents to pay large-scale backhanders to officials in foreign countries to land high-value contracts.

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Source Author: Michael Ofori Amanfo Boateng