Deputy National Organizer of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Hamilton Biney, has fired the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) for deceiving the people of Cape Coast.
According to him, "dishonest President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his deceptive vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia have been exposed big time by the God of central region".
He said Vice President Bawumia must be likened to alleged Nigerian popular fraudster Hushpuppi who is facing trial.
He explained that there is no difference between Hushpuppi and Dr. Bawumia because he has also lied and deceived the people of Cape Coast into believing that they will get a harbour.
"What is the difference between Bawumia and Hushpuppi . . . he is the political Hushpuppi," he said during a panel discussion on Adom FM's 'Badwam' programme.
President Akufo-Addo has said that a Habour project was never a part of the list of commitments tabled before him for his second term.
“The commitment was never to a harbour; it was to a landing site,” he said on Cape Coast-based Eagle FM on Monday.
Bawumia's manifesto launch address
During his address at the launch of the party’s manifesto in August 2020, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also disclosed that, “for the people of Cape Coast, I have good news for you. We are building a new harbour in Cape Coast and a new airport in Cape Coast.”
Cape Coast airport
Meanwhile, on the idea of an airport in the region, President Akufo-Addo explained that consensus about the location among other studies is complete.
“The commitment to build the airport in Cape Coast, that one is 100% committed, work is ongoing it, and I think very soon, just as we have seen with Wa, Ho, Sunyani – its almost complete, Cape Coast will get its own airport,” he added.
To Chief Biney, politics is about truthfulness and consistency and not dishonesty.
Nigerian influencer Ramon Abbas - also known as Hushpuppi - has pleaded guilty to money laundering in a US court.
Hushpuppi, 37, is known for posting photos of his lavish lifestyle on Instagram, where he has 2.5m followers.
Court documents filed in California said Hushpuppi's crimes cost victims almost $24m (£17m) in total.
They add that he could face up to 20 years in prison, and will need to "pay full restitution to the victim(s)".
Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, where he lived, in June 2020.