Controversial Hiplife Artist cum political commentator, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus, has questioned the NPP’s resolve to staying committed to good governance and respecting the rule of law.
A plus ponders among others, why government will see through a ‘fraudulent’ power distribution agreement with a local company only to turn around to question that same agreement.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, A Plus questioned the motive for government’s decision to rush through a private public partnership arrangement that would, with time, see the Electricity Company of Ghana cede its assets and control of power distribution to a private entity.
He wonders why the government failed to do the necessary due diligence in such a delicate matter only to spend more than enough time on a similar due diligence exercise in the case of Gregory Afoko, the man accused of murdering the NPP’s Upper East Regional chairman.
The political commentator who campaigned vigorously for the election of Nana Akufo-Addo as president in the last general elections appears worried by recent happenings in the country.
‘This same Kanda Readers Club government kept Afoko in jail after court granted him bail because according to them, they were conducting due diligence on his documents. You have time to conduct due diligence on your enemy’s brother because you came to power to settle personal scores,’ a post by the musician and political commentator read on Facebook.
Gregory Afoko, brother of former NPP chair, Paul Afoko, was arrested as a prime suspect in the murder of the Upper East Regional Chairman of the party, Adams Mahama.
He was remanded into police custody and granted bail after several months of court hearings.
An Accra High Court in March 2019 granted Gregory Afoko bail but weeks after the High Court’s ruling, the man accused of murder remains in police custody.
Many have questioned government for the continuous incarceration of Gregory Afoko even though a new court ruling upholding the continuous detention of the alleged murderer is now in force. The question on the lips of many however remain why Mr. Afoko’s bail was denied in the first place, not by a court, but by the enforcers of the court’s ruling.