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Herbert Mensah ready to release GHC 90 million security tape

Former Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, Herbert Mensah says he is ready to release the security tape on which he alleges President Mills’ campaign team planned to use GHC 90 million for his flagbearership bid.

In an off air interview on Friday, Mr. Mensah said he will give the team of Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, the opportunity to listen to the two-hour security tape which he and former President Rawlings had access to from the Castle.

There is a catch however; he will let the team be privy to only a 9-minute discussion on the GHC 90 million campaign budget which they can play back to listeners on Dwaso Nsem on Monday, May 16.

The exact day, location and time were not disclosed due to the sensitive nature of the matter.

On Tuesday May 10, Herbert Mensah, a strong supporter of the Rawlingses, alleged that he and former President Jerry Rawlings had discovered from security tapes they got from the Castle that President Mills’ campaign team planned to use about GHC90 million to fuel his campaign for flag bearer of the NDC.

He was however not willing to go into details on the matter such as where the funds will be coming from, stating that at the appropriate time, they will come out with the full details.

That allegation has generated so much controversy with government officials and NDC officials all speaking on the matter and flatly denying the story.

Even President Mills in an interview with Asempa FM denied the allegation and called on National Security to immediately investigate the matter.

The President laughingly said if he had access to such funds, he would have used it to complete the various road construction projects ongoing in the country.

The National Security Advisor, Brigadier General Nunoo Mensah has also hinted he will invite Herbert Mensah for questioning over the allegations.

Mr. Mensah himself has not been spared as he has been thoroughly bashed by NDC supporters and government officials who have called him all kinds of name from being a liar to being an enemy of the Rawlingses who wants to bring the NDC down.

Speaking on the release of the tapes on Dwaso Nsem on Friday, Major (Rtd) Boakye Gyan said Adom FM will do its listeners and the whole country a disservice if they refuse to go and listen to the tape.
He explained that the alleged security tape is of national interest which should not be hidden.

The former Journalist and security expert however cautioned that the appropriate background checks be made to verify the voices on that tape to ensure that it is genuine before it is released for public consumption.

Story: Samuel Mantey/ Adom News/Ghana

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May 15, 2011 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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