Embattled former Director-General of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) Kwame Owusu has fingered a fellow party member in the scandal that led to his ousting.
According to Mr Owusu, the individual who he claims he knows wanted his position hence hatching the plan to throw him out to the 'wolves'.
Speaking on Metro TV's “Good Evening Ghana”, Mr Owusu said a party man and a staff of the GMA leaked the memos that alleged corruption against him to the media for him to be unjustifiably attacked.
Mr Owusu grabbed headlines last year when admitted spending GHS1 million to renovate a two-bedroom house into a four-bedroom house – many said the price tag on the renovation was too high.
Mr Owusu also raised eyebrows when it emerged that the refurbished house had 11 air-conditioners.
He defended the number of air conditioners, arguing that the number should have been 13 because that was more fitting of his status as Director General of the Maritime Authority.
Mr Owusu who was accused of conflict of interest and corruption while at GMA was shockingly appointed as the Board Chairman of GRA by President Akufo-Addo.
His appointment letter dated June 18 was signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante.
“I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your appointment,” the letter said.
This was greeted with stiff opposition by the general public.
Commenting on the brouhaha, Mr Owusu said contrary to perception among a section of the public, the opposition NDC had no hand in his troubles.
“I know the individual, I think his motivation was that he was interested in the position himself. He’s a party man, it has nothing to do with NDC people doing that. I’m a hundred percent certain that it had nothing to do with NDC. He leaked the memo to the media and asked them to go after me.”