Atik Mohammed has called on the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to investigate the recent comments by former Transport Minister Dzifa Ativor.
He expressed suspicion over the former Minister's fears that she will face a jail term should Ghanaians vote against the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“They should conduct a fresh investigation into this matter…The time has come for us to conduct fresh investigations into this and indeed if she’s found culpable as she’s hinting, she should face the full rigors of the law," the General Secretary of the People's National Convention (PNC) said.
Speaking on Peace FM's Kokrokoo, Atik Mohammed wondered why the Former Minister is afraid of a change of government and would believe that a different government will prosecute her.
To him, her comment is a subtle way of admitting that she might have misconducted herself before her resignation as Minister of Transport.
The former Transport Minister, who resigned after being cited in the bus rebranding scandal, contends that her luck will fall on the victory of the NDC.
Describing the NPP as tribal party bent on witchhunting Ewes, she can only be safe and not go to jail if the NDC wins the 2016 elections.
“When the NPP came to power in 2001, a lot of our people were sent to prison; Victor Selormey, Dan Abodakpui, and so on, was imprisoned. Was it because no other person committed crime in Ghana? But it was only Ewes that they jailed”.
“I want to entreat you not to do anything for me and Fifi Kwetey to go to prison. It lies with you all to ensure that no Ewe person goes to prison. So I am pleading with you to work hard and deliver the 120 thousand votes target for the party in the constituency”, she told about the record of the NPP government from the year 2001 to the year 2008.
But in a quick riposte to the Former Minister, the PNC General Secretary believes she has indicted the governement for being unable to prosecute wrongdoers.
To Atik Mohammed, Ativor's comment speaks volumes about the Mahama administration, saying "you (Ativor) won’t be taken to jail simply because there is a change of government. You have to do something before…If you haven’t committed any crime, why would you be scared of jail and why would you say that it’s a different government that will be able to jail you. This means you have admitted that you’ve done something wrong but for your government; they have no interest in jailing you but a different government will.”
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