Kweku Baako jabs Mahama over Blay buses

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Alhaji Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has taken a swipe at former President John Dramani Mahama over his comment regarding the purchase of 275 buses by newly-elected National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay.

Speaking on Joy FM at the weekend, Kweku Baako said that ex-President Mahama was now doing ‘low politics.’

He expressed shock about the tweet of the former President.

“This post is from President Mahama?” Kwaku Baako asked.

“This is needless. I don’t think President Mahama should get into these things, this is below him,” he added.

“It is not President Mahama who should react to this. I’m not sure President Mahama should be the right person to comment on this, that’s my view. I’m surprised, I expect John (Jinapor) to do that, not he himself doing it,” he said.

To Mr Mahama how could NPP go for a loan from a bank when they were in opposition claimed it was bought by him (Mahama) to finance such a deal?

“$11.4 million Freddie Blay buses ahead of NPP election financed by Universal Merchant Bank? I thought Merchant Bank was sold to my brother, Ibrahim? So Ibrahim Mahama’s bank financed the 275 buses for Blay & NPP? LOL!,” Mahama wrote on Twitter Friday night.

Ibrahim Mahama’s relationship with the then state bank became political after it came to light that he had borrowed huge amount of monies from it even though he appeared as a long time customer of the financial entity.

The NPP at the time made political capital out of it in view of Ibrahim ’s relationship with the then President.

 

Story: Edward BLAGOGEE

Writer’s email: edwardblagogee@gmail.com

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