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Mahama Ayariga Saddened By Abuga Pele's Imprisonment

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Some Ghanaians think that the judge should have tampered justice with mercy, but others also think it is a good step that will aid in fighting corruption because it will deter others from engaging in acts of corruption.
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Member of Parliament for Bawku Central and former Youth and Sports Minister under the past John Dramani Mahama led administration, Hon. Mahama Ayariga, has expressed his sympathy for former GYEEDA boss, Abuga Pele. He claims the recent imprisonment of the latter makes him sad.

In an interview with Joy News' Joseph Ackah -Blay, the legislator mentioned that Abuga Pele has been a colleague in parliament and a comrade in the National Democratic Congress party for a very longtime. He espoused that it is unfortunate when such situations develop.

Related: GYEEDA scandal: Abuga Pele, Assibit jailed 18 years for causing financial loss to the state

Many minority parliamentarians have shared similar sentiments after their former colleague was sentenced. Key amongst them are Honourables Rashid Pelpuo and Alhassan Suhuyini who expressed their sympathies to the former Chianga-Paga Member of Parliament.

Some Ghanaians think that the judge should have tampered justice with mercy, but others also think it is a good step that will aid in fighting corruption because it will deter others from engaging in acts of corruption.

The Accra High court recently sentenced Abuga Pele, a former Member of Parliament for Chiana-Paga Constituency and boss of GYEEDA, and businessman, Philip Assibit, to 6 and 12 years imprisonment respectively in a Gh4.1 million GYEEDA scandal.

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