NPP Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has jumped to the defence of embattled CEO of the Public Procurement Authority, Adjenim Boateng Adjei intimating that he did no wrong, ABC News Ghana can report.
Kennedy Agyapong asserts that Adjenim Boateng Adjei cannot be said to be guilty of a crime or be held liable for the actions and inactions of his relative or associates.
Manasseh Azure Awuni in a new expose released on Wednesday alleged that the Public Procurement Authority CEO formed a company to bid for government contracts to be sold after to contractors for a share of between 15-20% of the sum.
This resulted in his suspension by President Akufo-Addo, who has also directed the allegations to be investigated by CHRAJ and Special Prosecutor.
However, defending the suspended PPA CEO, NPP firebrand said the issue has been blown out of proportion since he, AB Adjei, was not caught on camera selling any contract.
“There is nothing in this expose, whoever challenges this should prove it. If my child does something, you cannot tell me I am responsible. What is going on? I have no problem if a journalist picks on me because of some wrong I have done but you the person exposing people must be in good standing,” he observed.
“Manasseh should have caught Adjenim Boateng Adjei himself selling a contract. I do not have a problem with that. But if someone’s In-law is at location B and he is at location A and you come and tell us his In-law has come for some money and you have taken a picture of him so Adjei is involved? His position as the director has no effect on act committed,” he said.
The MP dared those accusing AB Adjei of engaging in any corrupt activity to provide legal basis for their arguments suggesting that the actions of the suspended PPA boss flouts no regulation.
“Those of us in Parliament have office of profit. We declare our sources of income. What we take home as salary is not enough and you have to do other things aside to survive. So If Adjei has been off as director of the company but perhaps forgot to change same at the Registrar General’s department what is the wrong this? Ghanaians should tell me where in the procurement law it is written that Adjei cannot be a director of a company,” he added.