Businessman Richard Jakpa has made yet another sterling revelation on how the Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame urged him to cooperate with him 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 told him 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 first week in May,” Mr Jakpa said.

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

“Then he (AG) said you may not know but according to the Constitution you cannot have a by-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 by-election 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.”

Jakpa 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: Inusah