Businessman Richard Jakpa has made yet another sterling revelation on how Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame urged him to cooperate to have Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson jailed for a month to have his seat declared vacant.

According to him, the AG had met him in the home of his cousin – Justice Yonni Kulendi and urged him to implicate him so that his seat would be declared available for a by-election.

While being led by Dr. Abdul Basit Aziz Bamba during cross-examination, he said the AG said he was under pressure from President Nana Akufo-Addo and Ken Ofori-Atta, former Finance Minister.

“…It was then he (AG) told me my brother, I  am under pressure and I said, that is not my problem.

“Then he (AG) said the Finance Minister and the president are on my neck mounting pressure. They want this case to be finished by the first week in May,” Mr Jakpa said.

“I (Jakpa) asked him why the first week in May?

“Then he (AG) said you may not know but according to the Constitution, you cannot have a bye-election six months to a general election.

“So if I can cooperate with him and get Ato Forson just one month in Nsawam, his seat will be declared vacant and we will go for by-election.

“And I told him (AG) that going for a byelection in Central region how sure are you to win that election?”

“Then he said, Central region they are cheap, we will pump money in it and we will win the election.”

He said the AG said when they win the election the “NDC will come and beg us for pardon and we will use it to get our things to get through in Parliament.”

Source: Ghana/ Inusah