Unconfirmed information circulating on various social media platforms sighted by Awake News alleges that Government, as part of its “diversionary tactics” to shift the general public and the medias’ attention from the ongoing Menzgold saga with its related pressure on them will hit the news tomorrow with the arrest of NDC’s Mahama Ayariga by the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
The information mostly dominating on NDC platforms said: “Intercepted confidential information reveals a minister political ploy to arrest and prosecute the Bawku Central MP for various offenses”.
“Government intends that this case will be the major news item for tomorrow and the coming days to wave off the pressure under which it is currently reeling”
It can be recalled that the government has in recent times come under the intense pressure of non performance by citizens and the worse is the Menzgold customers putting pressure on the government to help them retrieve their investments from the collapse gold trading company many suspects was a Poison scheme.
The public outcry on the on Menzgold saga which many are saying forced the government to issue what some described as “fake arrest warrant” to prove to the public they are doing something about the situation.
According to the information, “The charges sighted show clearly that, there’s mischief behind the intention to prosecute. The charges are essentially trumped up, largely frivolous, vexatious and of nuisance value and is only intended to shift the focus of public discussion from the incompetence and numerous high profile corruption allegations against the Nana Addo led administration including the President’s scandalous endorsement of Menzgold’s NAM1, Electoral Commission incompetence in the recent referendum, the unending banking crisis and many more”
“We can recall that, Ex president Jerry John Rawlings recently wondered what was holding back Martin Amidu from doing his job. Another research work by some NPP supporters of the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana raised the allegations of government corruption” – the information said
It’s been very politically embarrassing for government and they must find a way to deflect this. ‘…we must do everything within our strength to turn the heat on the opposition NDC….” this statement is attributed to a top ranking member of the NPP/government. “….we must get Martin Amidu busy doing something. It doesn’t have to result in conviction. The most important thing is that, he is doing something otherwise, people may believe that NDC was not corrupt after all….”
“….their own Ex-president is the one making this call. So what’s our problem?….put it out there and let them struggle with it…..” – the information continues
An independent legal observer however thinks that, Hon Martin Amidu risks damaging his reputation for “‘accepting to do this dirty job”. He must nonetheless justify his existence. “…..i think that’s why he has accepted to do it so as not to be seen as drawing salaries for nothing….”
More to come.