Embattled businessman, Alfred Woyome has broken his long silence with a call on President John Mahama not to appoint any person closely related to the infamous Woyome judgement debt saga.
Woyome told Joy News’ Annie Osabutey the president “must put his ears on the ground” and black out all who had something to do with his arrest and subsequent prosecution.
He is in court for fraudulently causing financial loss to the state to the tune of 51 million cedis, a charge he has dismissed.
But even before the court will pronounce on the matter, the business man cannot help but let out his anger at what he said were orchestrated attempts by persons within the government’s communication team to discredit him.
He said such persons connived with the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) to secure cheques of people and flashed them on television screens just to soil people’s reputation.
Alfred Woyome also accused some of the members of the communications team of ganging up with the opposition New Patriotic Party members to soil his reputation.
He said the president must be wary of such characters who are closer to him and want appointments, saying, rather philosophically “a word to the wise is enough.”
He was also confident of securing victory in court, stating the judiciary will not be bought.
But a member of the government’s Communications team Peter Boamah Otokunnor said the comments by Alfred Woyome are unfortunate.
He told Joy News’ Evans Mensah the Communications Team only re-echoed the position taken by the late president John Mills which was for EOCO to investigate the matter.
He dismissed assertions that his colleagues met with members of the NPP over the controversial matter, insisting, “they cannot sit with the NPP on Woyome matter.”
He said what they did, including showing publicly the cheques of people, was to expose the complicity of members of the NPP on the Woyome debacle.
On the appointment by President John Mahama, Peter Otokunnor said it is not in the place of the business man to suggest who the president must appoint or disappoint.
He said President John Mahama has the ultimate power to decide who he wants to work with in his team.