The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) addressed separate press conferences on Tuesday regarding the ambulance trial involving Minority Leader Cassiel Ato Forson.
The press conferences initiated by NDC follow claims by the third accused, Richard Jakpa, stating that he was previously approached by the Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, to assist in constructing a case against the former Deputy Finance Minister.
Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, National Chairman of the NDC, who presented what the party described as “incontrovertible evidence” at a news conference, demanded that the AG be removed from his position immediately.
According to him, evidence available to the party, including audio and WhatsApp chats, showed that the AG had engaged in “professional misconduct.”

In a counter-press conference, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) dismissed calls for Godfred Yeboah Dame to resign.
Speaking at the press conference, Frank Davies, the Chairman of the NPP’s Legal Committee, accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of using Richard Jakpa in a grand scheme to cut short the prosecution of Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson in the ambulance purchase case.

He said the calls for the resignation of the Attorney General are misplaced and unwarranted and this would not put any spokesman in the prosecution of Cassiel Ato Forson and his associates.”
He stated that the Attorney General would continue to perform his duties with intelligence and determination.

For his part, the National Organiser of the NPP, Henry Nana Boakye, dismissed allegations against the Attorney General, describing the NDC claims as “manipulated facts and distorted narratives.”
According to him, the Attorney General’s reputation remains untarnished, touting him as one of the most hardworking A-Gs.
Mr. Boakye described the tape as manipulated and pieced together to create a false impression.

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