Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has described as “needless” and “unwarranted” a tweet by former President John Mahama that sought to ridicule the purchase of 275 buses by Freddie Blay for the ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP.
The veteran journalist believes that considering Mr Mahama’s political weight and influence, he ought not to have dabbled in such matters, let alone, tweet about it.
“I am inclined not to believe that the former president sent that tweet because if he did, I will be very surprise. These are not issues that a former president should comment on. He should stay away from such petty issues going forward,” Mr Baako said on Joy FM.
Mr Mahama on Friday scoffed at the ruling New Patriotic Party over the supposed funding for the 275 buses purchased by the party’s aspiring chairman Freddie Blay.
Mr Blay as part of his campaign for the chairmanship position of the party promised to purchase the buses for distribution to the various constituencies across the country. The buses that are believed to cost over $11 million dollars are reportedly funded by Merchant bank.
The vehicles which arrived three days to the NPP national delegates’ congress scheduled for Koforidua in the Eastern has become topical as many have accused Mr. Blay of vote buying.
Commenting on the development, Mr. Mahama wondered how a bank the NPP when in opposition, claimed was bought by his brother Ibrahim Mahama, could now be financing such a deal by their acting chairman.
“$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.
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