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Jakpa’s leaked tape: What’s your business in holding your ‘ugly’ press conference? – Kabila blasts NDC

James Kwabena Bomfeh, popularly known as “Kabila,” has criticized the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for their press conference concerning the ambulance purchase trial involving Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson and Attorney-General Godfred Yeboah Dame.

Dr. Ato Forson and Richard Jakpa have been charged in the Accra High Court with causing a financial loss of €2.37 million to the state in a deal to purchase 200 ambulances for Ghana.

According to the Attorney-General’s facts, the late former President John Evans Atta Mills announced in 2009 that new ambulances would be procured to improve the operations of the National Ambulance Service. He informed the nation of the decision to purchase 200 ambulances, but only 30 were acquired for a sum of €2.37 million.

The procurement of the 30 ambulances was led by Richard Jakpa and Ato Forson, who was then the Deputy Finance Minister.

Jakpa, a local representative of the Dubai-based company Big Sea General Trading Limited, approached the Ministry of Health with a proposal, having arranged financing from Stanbic Bank for the supply of the 200 ambulances.

During cross-examination in court before trial judge Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe, Richard Jakpa stated that he and the Attorney-General had met at the private residence of Supreme Court Justice Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi for a supposed plea bargain negotiation.

“The Attorney-General has engaged me on several occasions at odd hours to help him make a case against A1, and I have evidence for that. If he pushes me, I will open Pandora’s box,” Jakpa declared.

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“I don’t understand why the Attorney-General would accuse me of defending A1 when I’m here to defend myself,” Jakpa expressed in court.

Regarding the trial, the NDC played a secret audio recording at their press conference between Jakpa and the Attorney-General, which they believe discredits Mr. Godfred Dame.

As a result, they have called for the Attorney-General to resign from office.

While discussing the issue on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” show, James Kwabena Bomfeh, a former General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), deemed the NDC’s press conference unnecessary, stating, “It’s ugly. It’s nauseating. It’s untidy, disgusting. We should stop this; it’s very disgusting.”

He argued that the Attorney-General should not be tried in the court of public opinion and that if the NDC or anyone has grievances against him, they should use the appropriate channels, such as the Ghana Legal Council or the courts.

“Is the NDC standing trial? So, what is the business of the NDC in this matter?” he questioned, visibly upset.

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