State Capture: Alex Mould replies Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko

State Capture: Alex Mould replies Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko

Former Boss of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr Alex Mould has responded to a comment passed by Private legal practitioner, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko within the week on the meaning of ‘State Capture’.

In his response, the energy and financial expert stated that, It is rather unfortunate, unsurprising though, that with no shame, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has tried to twist the meaning of “State Capture” either to whimsically divert attention from the family and friends PDS scandal or to insulate beforehand, weekly scandals that may be unfolding.

Private legal practitioner, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko in an interview on Accra based radio over the week alluded that, the use of ‘State Capture’ by former President John Dramani Mahama and the former CEO of GNPC to describe President Akufo-Addo-led government’s involvement in the ongoing PDS saga is unwarranted. He said, he doubts whether the former president and his cohorts have an accurate understanding of what ‘State Capture’ actually means and its relation to the ongoing PDS saga.

“Mahama, Alex Mould and co have found and borrowed a new phrase from South Africa: “state capture.” I am not sure that they fully understand it otherwise they would not use it. Unless of course, they are using it liberally because by their definition they are referring to the NPP electorally capturing and freeing the state from the promoters of “create, loot and share,” in the famous words of Ghana’s Supreme Court,” his full post read.

But, Mr Mould replied, “I don’t need to educate Gabby on “state capture” especially when technological advancement has made it possible to access education anywhere via these technological gadgets.”

Below is the full statement:

Alex Mould schools Gabby on State Capture 101

It is rather unfortunate, unsurprising though, that with no shame, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko  has tried to twist the meaning of “State Capture” either to whimsically divert attention from the family and friends PDS scandal or to insulate beforehand, weekly scandals that may be unfolding.

I don’t need to educate Gabby on “state capture” especially when technological advancement has made it possible to access education anywhere via these technological gadgets.

PDS scandal is a typical illustration of political corruption which was well-coached to satisfy some family and friends of the President. It clearly demonstrates how ineptitude was deliberately made to replaced due diligence to twist simple rules with regard to ‘contract formation’ because of ‘parochial interest’, greed and a spirit of domineering.

These avoidable mishaps in the PDS deal occurred because of some ‘sponsored’ private individuals with clear support from Flagstaff House were in a “hurry” to execute the agenda for purposes of rent-seeking.

The Flagbearer of the NDC, H E. John Dramani Mahama, was right on point inter alia when he describes the ‘parochial, self-serving” PDS deal as a typical illustration of a ‘worsening situation of ‘State Capture’ under Nana Akuffo Addo’s administration.

If Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko cannot define the PDS scandal as “State capture” then what is it?

Signed

Alexander Kofi-Mensah Mould

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