The Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government is planning to buy four new X-class Mercedes Benz for his official use across the country.
This is an allegation made by the Member of Parliament for the Ningo-Prampram constituency, Samuel George on Citi FM’s news analysis programme, The Big Issue on Saturday.
“We’ve heard that an order has been placed for four Mercedes Benz X-classes for our president,” he noted.
The New Patriotic Party government has in the last few days accused the erstwhile John Mahama government of hording over 200 vehicles meant for the presidency before exiting office, a claim the National Democratic Congress had denied.
According to Sam George, although he has no qualms if the President buys new vehicles his only worry is that it is part of a ploy by the NPP to “denigrate the legacy of former President Mahama and create a lacuna that will enable them import supersonic luxury vehicles for President Akufo-Addo.” “Personally, I have no problem if our President drives in an X-500.
President Mahama chose to drive in an Avalons while his vice was driving in Mercedes Benz. So if our president wants to drive an X-500 he should go ahead and buy it, but he shouldn’t come and paint a picture that we have stolen cars…Is it just what the conspiracy theorists are saying?”
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