Addressing NDC supporters at Adjei Kojo as part of his Greater Accra Regional campaign tour, Mr Mahama observed that, President Akufo-Addo has defied his own promise to fight corruption and government of family and friends.
He said, instead of fighting corrupt officials in his administration, the president has turned into a clearing agent, always ready to exonerate his government officials alleged to have involved in an act of corruption.
The former President revealed that, in Nana Akufo-Addo’s bid to shield his corrupt officials, he has created a system where parallel investigations are conducted into issues of corruption.
Mr Mahama said: “When there is a case before the Special Prosecutor, he quickly takes the case to the CID for a parallel investigation and before you realise, the CID will say the person has been cleared. This kind of interference in the anti-corruption agencies must stop.”
“The most difficult thing as a president is to deal with your own people when they are corrupt,” Mr Mahama added.