Former National Democratic Congress (NDC) member, Ernest Owusu Bempah has revealed in a fresh interview how he rejected a bribe from former President John Dramani Mahama during the time he was still with the party.
The now NPP member and the Communications Director for the Ghana Gas Company Limited said Mahama tried to buy his silence owing to his constant criticism of the party but he rejected it and maintain his posture against the party until he left and joined the NPP.
‘Even people in the NDC are aware I cannot be bought. John Mahama in 2016 packed money in a Ghana must go bag and gave it to someone to bribe me but I did not fall for that. I outrightly rejected the money. I don’t want to mention the person’s name but I rejected them three times,’ he said in an interview with Neat FM.
He added: When NDP was going to be formed, they came to Kumasi wanting to bribe me but I rejected them. If it were money, I was looking for like I will be like the people who were part of FONKA but have gone to take money but I’m here. They brought money for me to stop criticizing the then President and stop following Akufo-Addo because Mahama is not happy. But I’ve stood on my ground so for me it’s not about Owusu Bempah will say this or that. Everybody knows me and I’ve been consistent and I’ve been straight forward with my politics.’