MAHAMA SHOULD GO TO THE U.S AND EUROPE TO GIVE HIS WEAK DEFENSE ABOUT HIS ROLE IN THE AIRBUS SAGA
Faint-hearted Mahama chose to ‘strike’ while the iron was cold instead. Whilst the world’s attention was distracted, he chose to speak about his most dreaded topic.
Europe’s aeroplane manufacturing conglomerate, Airbus, was in the news for all the bad reasons.
The UK, France and US courts of competent jurisdictions adjudicated a matter in which Samuel Mahama, John Mahama’s younger sibling was cited to be the go-between for Airbus and John Mahama codenamed Government Official 1 in a transaction that saw the then Ghanaian leader making a windfall of some millions of dollars.
This debacle sent Ghana’s international reputation spiraling downwards as tongues across the globe started wagging, wondering why a whole President would engage in influence peddling using his own sibling as the weapon to wheedle cash into his pockets.
Try as Ghanaians might to get a statement out of Mahama in response to what transpired at the court, success was a long way away. He zipped his lips, with his party’s attack dogs raining insults on those who sought to question Mahama on his uncanny silence over the matter.
Mahama, for the first time, has been coerced to speak on the matter in his Facebook Live session with his party members. He did this while all eyes were on the parliamentary primaries of the NPP.
With events of the primaries at their apogee, and knowing very well that Ghanaians were preoccupied with those activities across the various constituencies, John Mahama said he played no key role in the decision to purchase planes for Ghana from Airbus.
What he said is all Greek to us. It is not as though some anti-Mahama elements went to the courts to make any spurious accusations against him. This is something which happened in the proceedings of the various courts. Airbus itself admitted to paying bribes to Samuel Mahama who was the eye of his elder brother, Mahama.
We cannot be seduced with these hollow defensive mechanisms when the facts as relayed at the three courts. If he is so much desirous to ‘redeem’ his image, the places to settle that are the three courts.
His rendition is too porous to convince even the novices out there. He cannot sweet talk us into believing his sugarcoated fable when his account does not jell with the facts as happened at the courts.
Mahama has been beaten at Kwadaso but wants to cry at Kejetia! He cannot be slapped in a market and walk lackadaisically to a monastery to free the tears which are comfortably welled up in his eyes. Ghanaians know better than to trust Mahama.