Some Ghanaians have taken to Twitter to react to Martin Kpebuâ€™s description of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as a â€˜criminal syndicateâ€™ member for spearheading criminal and corrupt activities.
Speaking on Joynewsâ€™ Newsfile program on Saturday, July 23, 2022, without mincing words, the lawyer Martin Kpebu described Akufo-Addo as part of the criminal syndicate, insisting that he has failed to fight corruption under his watch.
â€œAkufo-Addo is part of the criminal syndicate at the Jubilee House. The president is definitely part. This corruption cannot happen without his involvement.â€
â€œâ€¦You follow Manassehâ€™s story, it lands on the presidentâ€™s desk. Other stories land on their desks. The president; we have to say with all our energy, is part of that criminal syndicate and that we will not take this from you, you have to just step down,â€ he added.
A few hours after his comment, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah took to Twitter to describe his utterance as shameful and unprofessional.
Despite the above, some Ghanaians have justified why the description can be justified citing some happenings under the Akufo-Addo that suit the description.
Professor Kweku Bentil in his tweet said â€œEugene Arhin is still working at the presidency after acquiring so much wealth within a short while working for Akufo-Addo deputy director of communications at the presidencyâ€¦#CriminalSyndicateâ€.
â€œA President who has supervised and still maintains the health Minister even after being exposed of duping Ghanaians in the Sputnik V vaccine contract cannot be best described as a #CriminalSyndicate,â€ Nii Stallion stated.
â€œGhanaians voted for Akufo-Addo hoping that your man will go to the Jubilee house and serve them by implementing policies that would inure to their benefit but the man had a different agenda, that was to form a #CriminalSyndicate at the jubilee house and steal so much from the stateâ€ Mr. Opare tweeted.
#CriminalSyndicate Over Ghs47.9bn Of Taxpayers Money Had Been Mismanaged n Looted By NPP Officials In 4yrs, but because Nana Addo Is Involved In Dis Corruption, His Officials Involved In Dis Scandal Are Still At Post, Walking Free n Enjoying Their Loot#CriminalSyndicate,â€ Big Daddy Cee added.