Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has given an emphatic disavowal of claims from previous Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu Boahen, with respect to the supposed cost of acquiring Bawumia’s consideration.
In a proclamation given by means of his Facebook page, Bawumia completely denied the claims and expressly said that assuming the alleged charges are valid, Dr Adu Boahen ought to be immediately excused and looked into.
The Vice President said his most valued resource remains his honesty and he wouldn’t sit still for others to sully it by utilizing it to take part in degenerate endeavors.
“My attention has been drawn to a video by Anas Aremeyaw Anas (as posted on his social media handle) showing the Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Charles Adu Boahen, apparently using my name, inter alia, to peddle influence and collect money from supposed investors. I would like to state that if what the minister is alleged to have said is accurately captured in the video, then his position as a minister of state is untenable. He should be dismissed summarily and investigated,” the assertion from Dr Bawumia read.
It proceeded: “I am not aware of any such meeting held by Minister Adu Boahen or a supposed “appearance fee”. My most cherished asset in life is my integrity and I will not allow anyone to use my name to engage in corrupt activities.”
Bawumia’s assertion went before a quick move from the office of the President, who immediately excused Charles Adu Boahen from his role as a Minister of State.
Ghana’s Vice President was put in a critical situation by Adu Boahen in the most recent exposé from Tiger Eye PI, the investigative firm of renowned Ghanaian journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Charles Adu Boahen was uncovered by agents of Tiger Eye PI during a covert gathering in Dubai, acting in the guise of financial backers expressing interest in the Ghanaian economy.
During the meeting, the previous Minister asserted that he could get the financial backers a talk down with Ghana’s Vice President, however they would just need to pay an appearance expense of $200,000.
“You mean, like appearance fees and stuff? I mean he, himself (the Vice President), if you give him some (USD) 200,000 or something as a token, as thank you, appreciation, that’s fine. He’s not really, he’s not really (like) that. All he needs is to worry about his campaign money in 2020,” Charles Adu Boahen uncovered.
A assistant to Dr Bawumia, Gideon Boako, unequivocally denied the claims and upheld Bawumia’s respectability and knowledge, as premise for why he could never take part in such activity.
“So, on top of my head and having been with him closely, I will say no. I know how discreet he, the Vice President, is and he is smart and he wouldn’t even dare do such a thing,”Dr Boako commented when called by Tiger Eye PI.