A social media activist of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu, of being corrupt, based on the initiatives he is implementing in his constituency, which are well in excess of his salary or Common Fund allocation.
Kabenlah Muah of the NPP was reacting to the NDC MP’s recent inauguration of a furniture and footwear bank. The NDC MP has twice been named MP of the Year – by a local radio station – for his many non-government activities.
Following the opening of the new “Bank,” the NDC lawmaker posted images of the facility and its interior, which was crammed with furniture and shoes.
Hon. Ablakwa expressed his delight at the Furniture and Footwear Bank’s effective foundation, noting that it contains “thousands of furniture and footwear for free distribution to those who need them all-year-round”.
Mr. Muah, who is skeptical of the MP, claims that Mr. Ablakwa is the epitome of a “corrupt” politician because the NDC lawmaker has not “worked” publicly or privately before entering politics, and he has asked the MP to reveal his source of income.
“Where did he get the money from? He has not worked publicly or privately before joining politics. This defines who a corrupt politician is.”
Others who were following the Pulse discussion expressed their displeasure.
They contend that even if the NDC MP is utilizing stolen cash for the benefit of his constituents, he is doing so in the best interests of his constituents.
“Kabenlah Muah you are obviously very pained because he doing too well for your liking. He is no angel, but at least he is putting what he got at the disposal of his people. How many MPs can say they are doing a quarter what he is doing for his people?” one user stated.