“Attorney-General’s Office Cannot Determine My Reaction To The Plot To Needlessly Tarnish My Reputation” – Ato Forson

“Attorney-General’s Office Cannot Determine My Reaction To The Plot To Needlessly Tarnish My Reputation” – Ato Forson

Ato Forson says the Attorney General’s office cannot determine his reaction to the plot to needlessly tarnish his reputation.

 

In a Facebook post, the Member of Parliament (MP), Cassie Ato Forson has hinted that he saw in a statement issued by the Deputy Attorney-General claiming he is exposing the Attorney-General to “hate” and “prejudice”.

“I have noted a statement issued by a Deputy Attorney General claiming that by speaking out against the malice and deliberate political persecution inherent in the decision to prosecute me, I am exposing the Attorney General to “hate” and “prejudice”.”

 

The MP stated that the Attorney-General’s office cannot determine his reaction to the the plot to tarnish his reputation because he remain opposed to the E-Levy.

“I wish to state that the Attorney General’s office cannot determine my reaction to the sinister plot to needlessly tarnish my reputation and rob me of my liberty simply because I remain implacably opposed to the poor economic policies of this government and in particular the E-Levy”.

 

He argued that, it is the Attorney-General (AG) who is driven by hate and abusing his powers to silence critical opponents.

“It is the Attorney General who is driven by hate, prejudice and demagoguery! He is the one abusing his prosecutorial powers to silence critical political opponents”.

 

The MP’s argument is following a statement issued by the Deputy Attorney-General, indicating that everyone is equal before the law and that calling Hon. Ato Forson to answer questions is one of the ways of investigating the purchase of the ambulances, which caused financial lost to the state. The AG informed that, he is not prosecuting Ato Forson because of any political gain.

 

Reacting to the statement by the Office of the AG, the MP, Ato Forson rebounds that the AG cannot determine his reaction to the issue on his head.

 

Ato Forson alleged that he was not in office as Deputy Minister before the Cabinet memo for the purchase of the ambulances was submitted in December, 2011.

“For instance on Paragraph 7 of the AG’s statement issued yesterday, it was claimed that;

“As stated in the facts of the case filed in court on 22nd December, 2011, cabinet endorsed an executive approval of a joint memorandum submitted to cabinet by the then Minister for Health and the first accused Cassiel Ato Forson, then Deputy Minister for Finance, for the purchase of 200 ambulances out of a medium term credit facility of €15,800,000 between Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited and the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Finance,” He quoted.

 

He further explained that the memo was submitted in 2011 before he became Deputy minister on 2nd of May, 2013.

“For the avoidance of doubt , the Cabinet memo for the purchase of the Ambulances was submitted in December, 2011. I became a Deputy minister on the 2nd of May 2013.”

“How could I have signed a cabinet MEMO in December 2011?” He quizzed.

 

SOURCE: myafroghana.com

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