Taking to social media, Dr Forson issued a strongly-worded statement against the Deputy Attorney General to the effect that the government was abusing its power and seeking to silence opposing views on the policies.
“I have noted a statement issued by a Deputy Attorney General claiming that by speaking out against the malice and deliberate political persecution inherent in the decision to prosecute me,” He said.
Dr Forson continued, “I am exposing the Attorney General to “hate” and “prejudice”.I wish to state that the Attorney General’s office cannot determine my reaction to the sinister plot to needlessly tarnish my reputation and rob me of my liberty simply because I remain implacably opposed to the poor economic policies of this government and in particular the E-Levy.”
He then added “It is the Attorney General who is driven by hate, prejudice and demagoguery! He is the one abusing his prosecutorial powers to silence critical political opponents.”
He also gave the following background, “For instance, on Paragraph 7 of the AG’s statement issued yesterday, it was claimed that; “As stated in the facts of the case filed in court on 22nd December 2011, Cabinet endorsed an executive approval of a joint memorandum submitted to Cabinet by the then Minister for Health and the first accused Cassiel Ato Forson, then Deputy Minister for Finance, for the purchase of 200 ambulances out of a medium-term credit facility of €15,800,000 between Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited and the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Finance.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Cabinet memo for the purchase of the Ambulances was submitted in December 2011. I became a Deputy minister on the 2nd of May 2013. How could I have signed a cabinet MEMO in December 2011?”
Below is Dr Ato Forson’s post;