NPP Must Appear Before EOCO…They’re Thieves And Need To Be Arrested…God damnit!!! - Kofi Wayo

Founder and Leader of the United Renaissance Party (URP), “Chuck” Kofi Wayo, believes the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is setting a bad precedent by its refusal to cooperate with investigations into the Woyome saga as far as the probe is handled by the Economic and Organised Crime Organisation (EOCO). Mr Wayo wonders how a party that wants to preside over Ghanaians can blatantly flout the law as being done by the NPP. The NPP, on Tuesday, told its members not to respond to any invitation from the EOCO. Chairman of the party, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey issued a statement indicating that the NPP would rather lean towards the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament investigating the issue than the EOCO. President John Evans Atta Mills, a couple of weeks ago, directed the EOCO to probe into the payment of various judgment debts, including that of Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome. This position taken by the NPP, according to Mr Obetsebi Lamptey, is based on the alleged complicity of President Mills in the GH¢54 million Woyome scandal as well as the insistence to use EOCO in getting to the bottom of the issue, despite public calls for a better approach. But speaking in an interview on Okay FM’s [email protected], Kofi Wayo was emphatic that no one was above the law and the NPP is not an exception. “…Nobody is above the law…NPP wants to come into government and rule the country but still does not want to be affected by the law?...refusing to respond to EOCO’s invitation and saying that if I am invited I will not go; if everybody is to go by that rule how will the country turn out? There will be total chaos. I am really surprised and I think this is a very bad example for the people of Ghana…” he said. To the maverick politician, this is a clear indication that should the NPP ever assume power, they will have no respect for the rule of law. He has therefore called on President Mills to insist that the NPP respond to the call of the EOCO. “…If they will not obey the law, Atta Mills needs to be firm and resolute. You don’t want to obey the law but you want the citizens to obey the law? Ministers in the erstwhile Kufuor’s administration should be blamed for this scandal; if I were to be President Mills, I’ll quickly order their arrest...What kind of talk is this?...If Mills takes no action, it will beat my imagination…we will have no choice than to do things on our own…they (NPP) are thieves and they need to be arrested…God damn it!!!” Kofi Wayo screamed.