The Campaign Coordinator for President John Mahama?s election 2012 campaign, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has categorically denied allegations that he has purchased three plush houses at East Legon.

Speaking in London last week at a New Patriotic Party event, the NPP Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Ohene Agyepong, repeated his allegation that the deputy Minister had paid almost $2 million for three adjoining buildings at the upscale East Legon area from funds accruing from corruption because he could not have bought them from his salary as a minister.

The houses have been painted blue, dark brown and pink, and were paid for with bag-loads of money under the cover of darkness, he alleged.

But speaking on Adom FM?s?Dwaso Nsem?Programme Tuesday, Mr Afriyie Ankrah said he was at a loss as to why the NPP MP would make such allegations against him, especially since in his opinion, there was no bad blood between the two.

The Deputy Local Government Minister said he had resisted the temptation to respond to the allegations even though his friends and members of his family had prevailed on him to clear his name.

?Those allegations are totally unfounded and untrue? he state, insisting that, although he had lived in East Legon for the past 20 years, he owns no such property there.

He said the allegations could be part of a grand scheme by the NPP to distract the NDC from its ongoing campaign, pointing out that the opposition party and Mr Agyapong in particular had made several allegations against the NDC government and party in the past and later apologized because those allegations were clear fabrications.

The deputy Minister assured all NDC faithful that the Mahama government was focused on delivering on its Better Ghana agenda and warned the NPP to brace itself for a spirited campaign.

?Joshua Mahama is taking us to the promised land, and no man or devil can stop us,? he declared.

A visit by Adomonline.com to the area where the houses are situated showed three unoccupied mansions, with a ?For Sale? sign hanging in front of one of them.

 

Adom fm

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