The General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia (General Mosquito) has indicted the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the scandalous Nayele Ametefeh cocaine incident,
The ruling party?s General Secretary,? at a press conference on Wednesday, said it was under the NPP?s administration that the convict was introduced to cocaine dealing and the party must be held responsible for her act which led to her incarceration.
Nayele Ametefe, 32, was handed an eight-year jail sentence by a UK Court for drug trafficking on January 6, 2015
She had attempted to spirit 12 kilograms of cocaine in her luggage to the UK, but was busted at the Heathrow Airport on November 10, 2014.
In her botched mission, Ms Ametefeh had breached Ghana?s aviation security with an alleged collaboration of some high-ranking security officers, some of whom are being prosecuted in Ghana.
She was also said to have used the VVIP section of the Kotoka International Airport prior to boarding a
According to General Mosquito, when the issue emerged, the NPP tried frantically to force Ghanaians to believe that the ruling NDC was involved in the NayeleAmetefeh?s cocaine scandal, ?in a quest for equalization,? he noted.
The NPP claims the Nayele cocaine saga is a conspiracy between powerful men in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the cocaine mule. The speculations have been stretched to the point that they claim vehicles of the Ghanaian Embassy in the UK were on standby to pick up Ms. Ametefeh in a rare VIP treatment.
However, the NDC General Secretary noted that Nayele admitted that she dealt with top politicians, when her marriage got collapsed in 2004; it was the NPP that was in power and incidentally, the illicit drug trade was booming in Ghana at the period.
Already, the case has being twisted as the opposition NPP insists Nayele has accomplices in the current administration of the NDC. The NDC has denied these accusations, saying Ms Ametefeh was just one of the numerous drug traders that have plagued Ghana for several years.
The NPP whose image had been battered by its alleged strong links to big players in the narcotic drug trade, had wanted to equalize the drug connection with the ruling NDC under the assumed impression that Ms Ametefeh may have had some friends in the current government.
The NPP has often been associated with the illicit drug trade as key members of the party have been fingered.
In 2007, one of its sitting Members of Parliament (MP) in 2007-Joseph Amoateng, the Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North was busted and jailed in the USA for trying to smuggle drugs into the that country.
There is also the unresolved allegations that the NPP?s three-time flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo was reportedly busted at the Heathrow Airport for possessing some quantities of Marijuana believed to be his personal cache.
The Republic newspaper has gathered that Nayele Ametefeh (also known under? several aliases), is indeed the daughter of one Akua? Afriyie, one of the three NPP Dzorwulu branch women who were nabbed in February 2002 for trafficking in narcotic drugs.
The three women who were part of the Dzowulu NPP executives were arrested in Ghana during the tenure of Akufo Addo as the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice, but have since mysteriously disappeared from the country and their criminal dockets are nowhere to be found.
The NPP and the then Attorney General have been accused of allegedly aiding the three disappeared ?drug queens? from the opposition party ranks to be spirited out of the country without facing drug-related trial.
NDC General Secretary explained that unlike the NPP, when the cocaine scandal broke, the NDC swiftly moved in to arrested? the those who were named in the NayeleAmetefeh cocaine plot.
Source: Witty K. Adusu || The Republic