The members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) have blamed the $1.5 billion judgement debt on the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo.
To this end, they are demanding the prosecution of the NPP presidential candidate for woefully causing financial loss to the state.
A member of the Government communications team, Felix Kwakye and his cohorts further accused Nana Addo for mishandling the matter when he was the Attorney General in the previous government.
Court documents contained from the vehicle dealer, African Automobile Limited, sued the state in 2005 seeking damages for abrogation of contract, breach of repayment of a Barclays Bank loan and an order to compel government to take delivery of the 87 galloper vehicles said to be growing rusty from non-use.
However Government through then Attorney General filed a defence rejecting the claims and also making a counterclaim for the refund of a total of Gh?13 million being deposits for the vehicles and sanitary supplies.
Last week, a former Minister for Local Government and Rural Development under the Rawlings-led NDC regime, Kwamena Ahwoi said the Gallopers? contract entered between the first NDC government and the African Automobile Limited (AAL) was terminated by the former New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
Ghana is facing a $1.5 billion claim which is interest that has accrued over the period on the $17 million the company incurred for the importation of the vehicles on behalf of government under the said contract.
Prof. Ahwoi advised that the case be settled out of court or risk paying yet another judgment debt which has become a major issue for discussion in recent times has waded into the debate over the importation of some 110 Gallopers into the country in 1999.
The 110 Gallopers which were imported into the country in 1999 was facilitated by African Automobile Limited and the company has dragged government to court for the abrogation of a contract which it signed with the then National Democratic Congress government.


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