Thursday, June 11, 2009


THE Ashanti Regional Zongo caucus of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has commended President Mills for directing the National Security to take over investigations into the allegation of financial malfeasance against former Youth and Sports Minister, Alhaji Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak.
It said it had enough confidence in the national security to come out with the truth of the matter.
The caucus, therefore, advised the public to wait until the investigations were completed before making comments on the issue.
It also urged members of the party, especially those in higher positions, to desist from making any derogatory remarks that had the tendency for destroying the image of Alhaji Mubarak and that of the party.
A statement issued by the caucus in Kumasi said the allegations against the minister bordered on his image and that of the party, so it was appropriate that everybody waited for the truth to come out rather than “hanging the minister”.
“Since the issue is under investigation, everybody and the media should exercise restraint until the investigation is concluded,” he said.
The statement said even though the association would not pre-empt the outcome of the investigations, “We have a firm belief that the minister will be vindicated eventually because of his track record of being honest, truthful and transparent.”
The statement, which was jointly signed by Mr Salu Ibrahim and Alhaji Alhassan Ibn Ibrahim, the Deputy Regional Co-ordinator and Secretary respectively of the association added that at the end of the investigations, whoever was found guilty should be made to face the full rigours of the law.

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