A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), P.C. Appiah Ofori, says he saw the setting up of the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) as a special purpose vehicle to fight corruption in Ghana as the best way forward.
As an anti-corruption campaigner himself and wanting to help the country to achieve to reduce corruption to its barest minimum, he wrote to President Akufo-Addo, pleading with him to allow him serve on the board of the Office of the Special Prosecutor as soon as Martin A. B. K. Amidu, was approved by Parliament to head that anti-graft institution.
However, his hopes of serving on the OSP Board was dashed when his application was turned down by the President, someone he claims, he fought for to become the Ghanaians leader.
What pains him more, he noted, is the bizarre circumstances under which his application was turned down.
“I have personally petitioned Akufo-Addo that I wanted to be sent to the Office of the Special Prosecutor and serve on the Board. This was as soon as the Special Prosecutor was appointed. I wanted to become an investigator. But there was no response,” he told TV 3 in an interview.
The former Member of Parliament (MP) for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa said till date he has not heard from President Akufo-Addo.
All the calls he make to the President through his contact number that he knows have all not been going through.
The abandonment, he said, makes him sad.
”I championed Akufo-Addo and put him up from 2007 up to the time he became president 2016. I am not happy about my abandonment. I am not happy about the way Akufo-Addo doesn’t know me again. Either he has blocked my line or changed his line. If I call him it doesn’t go [through]”, he noted.