Member of Parliament for the Bolgatanga East constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr. Dominic Akuretinga Ayine, has given a stern warning to the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary candidate for the area to shun acts that will lead him to being invited by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) for interrogation on corruption-related offenses.
According to Dr. Ayine, the NPP parliamentary candidate for Bolgatanga East, Mathew Silas Amoah’s style of politics can be likened to the embattled former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaa. Madam Dapaa is under investigation by the OSP for corruption and corruption-related offenses after huge sums of money and other valuable items were stolen from her residence.
Buttressing his point, Dr. Ayine said the NPP stalwart was heard on the radio claiming that there is money in politics and therefore he is vying to be elected MP to enrich himself in order to properly serve the constituents. A statement, according to Dr. Ayine, creates a bad impression about politicians.
“The fact that you get up and then you are doing small things, throwing money around, and then you go and sit on the radio and say there is money in politics. Dr. Ayine is not a corrupt person; I have never taken a bribe, and I have never stolen anybody’s money. I practice law and earn my money. So, if you say there is money in politics and you are going into politics to make money, come and give it to people. What mentality are you planting in the minds of the people in this constituency? That politicians go in and steal money?”
Addressing the media, Dr. Ayine said Mr. Amoah’s statement suggests that he aspired to be Cecilia Dapaa. He has therefore warned the NPP parliamentary candidate, whom he had always described as his young brother, that if he followed in the footsteps of the former sanitation minister, he would be caught by the Special Prosecutor.
“We don’t have Cecelia Dapaas in NDC; we don’t. So, if he is aspiring to be a Cecelia Dapaa, he should aspire but when they catch him, OSP is waiting for him.”
The MP for Bolgatanga East constituency made these remarks after he donated 200,000.00 cedis to help complete a maternity block he is building for the Katanga community. The maternity block consists of a labor ward, delivery room, postnatal ward, laboratory, consulting room, staff accommodation, and other necessary facilities to cater to the needs of pregnant women and new mothers. Dr. Ayine said he recognizes the importance of investing in maternal healthcare, as it is a critical aspect of overall public health.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Katanga|Ghana