We are shocked to the marrow by the irresponsible, hypocritical and baseless calls for the arrest and prosecution of Madam Betty Mould and we are unequivocal in our resolve to ensure that no harm comes to this noble daughter of Kwabre and the country at large because we believe Madam Betty Mould ought to be celebrated for her exploits and achievements for both the country and the NDC.
The recent acquittal and discharge of Wayome by the court has added a new twist to the Wayome saga to the extent that persons we believe ought to know better are calling for the arrest and prosecution of Madam Betty Mould.
The judge at the trial stated that Madam Betty at all times acted in good faith and in consultation with the relevant stakeholders. Where then lies the claims of connivance when indeed all these point to her hands being clean?
The height of hypocrisy is currently being displayed by Kennedy Agyapong who insulted the NPP that they did not stand by Osafo Marfo’s tribal bigotry yet hypocritically turns round and calls on the NDC to prosecute one of its own for no tangible reason. Clearly, this double standards should not be tolerated by a party wanting to retain power in 2016.
Even in opposition, the NPP is protecting their own when indeed they are in the wrong yet clandestinely want the NDC to prosecute their own eventhough there is no evidence of wrongdoing.
We can say on authority that no one, and we repeat not a single soul can come out and tell the world that Madam Betty Mould has taken a penny as bribe from the fellow.
It stands to reason that indeed Wayome or any of his representatives has not been able to give the slightest of indications that Madam Betty Mould had benefitted from the judgement debt awarded to him. That is a sign of a woman of unblemished character and so we strongly resist any attempts to try to tarnish her hard won reputation.
Madam Betty Mould recently became a vice chairman of the NDC and this has sent shivers down the spine of the opposition. The opposition bent on diverting attention from their already wobbling chances of coming back to power will go to any length to shift
attention from their seeming unreadiness to ever govern this country. This attempt will fail because whoever thinks he/she can play the drum for Madam Betty’s downfall should bear in mind that it shall not sound and that some of us will not allow anyone to even hold onto the stick to hit the drum with.
We are unrelenting in our support for Madam Betty Mould because this illustrious woman has been and continues to be the backbone of NDC in the Ashanti region. She has single handedly endured and continues to endure the burden of the various activities of this region and many others.
Her contributions both as Attorney General and later as Minister of Education was a contributory factor in the NDC attaining over 600,000 votes in the Ashanti region.
We are also aware of her contributions to the development of the two (2) Kwabre Districts and Constituencies, the three Atwima districts, women and youth wings of the party and also the Ashanti regional secretariat. Madam Betty has effectively changed the Ashanti region from an NDC waterloo to an NDC stronghold.
Surprisingly, people are expressing legal opinions even though the presiding judge Justice Ajet Nassam stated categorically in his ruling that “It is my considered opinion that, such criticism of the then Minister [Betty Mould Iddrissu] by the prosecutor is misplaced… The head of Legal at the Finance Ministry [Paul Asimenu] wrote his view justifying the payment.
There were other persons who met to deliberate on the petition. The decision, to me was not wholly taken by the then Minister, Honourable Betty Mould Iddrisu.” In fact, the trial judge went further to state “I will further show why I am of the view that, the decision taken was not only that of Mrs. Betty Mould-lddrisu.
In her quest for expert opinion on the Financial Engineering claim by the accused, Honourable Betty Mould-lddrisu wrote to those involved, including the Building Industry Consultants (B. I. C.), the Government Consultants on CAN 2008. One Magnus Rex Danquah replied the letter.”
This is the position of the law and this position clearly exonerates Madam Betty Mould from the allegations of connivance being trumpeted by the very people who brought about this situation. Indeed, the actions and inactions of the NPP during the period leading up to the CAN 2008 leaves much to be desired.
Attempts to push their wrongs under the carpet will not wash by trying to divert attention with their recent crusade. If we are to interrogate the issues then certainly we will appreciate it better with a little of history and so the NPP should be guided by the history of this whole brouhaha.
There is an Attorney General who sold our drill ship to settle a judgement debt under the nose of a president who said he will not prosecute his officials since he risks running down his government. If you live in a glass house, you do not throw stones!
We will not want to give credence to assertions made by the “all knowing” Franklin Cudjoe. We will just advice him to concentrate on putting out a genuine Curriculum Vitae and save himself some credibility rather than wasting everybody’s time doing the bidding of his paymasters. If he is ashamed then indeed he ought to be ashamed for seeking to dent the credibility of persons whose heights he can only dream of.
We will on this note like to commend Madam Betty Mould for keeping her calm in the mist of all these misinformations and distortions and not allowing her emotions to take the better of her.
Our detractors have tried to break her resolve but Madam Betty has stayed strong as she allows the law to take its course and finally as Justice Ajet Nassam put it “It is my opinion that this letter dated the 5th day of August, 2005 formed the basis of a binding agreement between Vamed and Government of Ghana and the processes having been terminated wrongfully by the Government, the claimants were entitled to compensations for serviced rendered,"
We will like to call on government and the Attorney General to not kowtow to the whims of people who do not have the country at heart but rather looking for a campaign message ahead of the 2016 general elections. The NDC gave birth to the government and we will want to see the government act as such.
We are very proud of Madam Betty Mould and will fiercely resist any attempts to bring her name into disrepute. The NPP being afraid of their electoral fortunes due to the work Madam Betty is doing will go to any length to try to pull her down. The NPP should brace themselves up for a showdown because we are ready to sacrifice our very existence for Madam Betty Mould. Madam Betty is Ashanti NDC and Ashanti NDC is Madam Betty.
Long Live Madam Betty Mould Iddrisu
Long Live Ghana
Long Live KDF
Source: Sawadogo Mahmoud/ Convenor of KDF
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