The Office of former President, John Mahama, has denied claims by the National Vice Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Michael Owari Wadie, that the National Democratic Congress in 2016 – when they were in power- issued a diplomatic passport to the embattled Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah aka NAM 1.
Joyce Bawa Mogtari, spokesperson for Mahama, in a statement said under the former President Mahama the NDC never issued diplomatic passport to NAM 1.
“There appears to be a desperate attempt, unsuccessful so far, by the NPP to drag former President John Mahama and other executives of the NDC into the unfolding MenzGold saga.
Fact though is that, neither Mr. Mahama nor his wife has any investments in MenzGold and the spurious claim by the NPP’s vice chairman that Nana Appiah was issued with a diplomatic passport by the NDC administration is just what it is, spurious and false. Such lies being peddled by an obviously desperate government will not change the views and disappointments of Ghanaians in the Nana Addo administration.”
It can be recalled that during a panel discussion on Happy FM’s ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show on Monday, Chairman Wadie said, “The NDC in power in 2016 issued a diplomatic passport to this NAM 1 guy, because he was one of Mahama’s cronies. He was moving in and out the country without any check by the airport authorities.”
NAM 1 is currently in the grip of the Emirati police over a botched gold transaction totally distinct from the Menzgold related issue according to the Ghana Police Service.
However, a special delegation of security operatives on Monday left Accra for Dubai in connection with the arrest of NAM1 in Dubai.
The Ghana Police Service on Monday confirmed the arrest of NAM 1 by UAE security officials.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah