Manasseh Azure in his recent investigation exposed the president of bribery from receiving a gift from a Burkinabe contractor.According to the Manasseh’s expose’ “Mr. Djibril Kanazoe, does not dispute his friendship with Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama. That would be difficult for the President and Director-General of Groupe Kanazoe to deny because the interview is conducted in his office.
There are two photographs in his Africa Motors office in the Le Zad suburb of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. On the wall to his left is the painting of his late father, El Hadj Oumarou Kanazoe. On the wall to his right is the photograph of him (Djibril Kanazoe) and President John Mahama, sitting on a couch and smiling. The two met in 2010.
When his father died in October 2011, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, then the Vice President of Ghana, sent a delegation to his village in Burkina Faso to mourn with him and also make a funeral donation. That delegation included a Minister of State, Mr. Mark Owen Woyongo.
The renowned Burkinabe contractor does not shy away from talking about his closeness with Ghana’s President. What upsets him and causes him to stop the interview and seize my voice recorder is what he says is the overly probing nature of the interview.
“Where it is going, it’s too far for me,” he says. “If you tell me we want to talk about this thing, we talk about it. We finish; you jump into another thing to trap me. I won’t agree…This is a trap!” he yells and descends to the ground floor to look for his press attaché.”
The report about a car gift to President John Mahama was widely advertised. JOY FM succeeded in getting the needed attention and most especially tried to conclude President John Mahama took a bribe and is corrupt.
Manasseh Azure Awuni, the author of the “FORD EXPEDITION GIFT STORY’ carefully crafted questions to elicit responses that will influence conclusions to be drawn. Manasseh’s report sought to indicate that Mr. Djibril Kananzoe, a Burkinabe contractor used undue influence to get contracts. The promo before tried to raise an alarm that KANAZOE FRERES Company is about to be awarded another project, valued at 82 million cedis after two earlier ones.
Several commentators have expressed their opinion about this same cae gift and corruption saga,peace ambassador Irbard Ibrahim have also expressed same and this is what he wrote on his facebook wall:
I plead with Government not to take legal action against Manasseh Azure. He’s a fine gentleman with a lot of prospects. I have ever sat on Joy FM with him and I have seen him around on countless occasions I have been invited for both TV and Radio interviews at Multimedia. His modest demeanour shows he’s a humble person. I humbly advise him to render an unqualified apology to His Excellency John Dramani Mahama. To err is human and to forgive is divine. As youth, let’s eat humble pie and move on anytime we go wrong. It takes nothing away from us but rather makes us stronger and prepares us better for the future – Peace Ambassador Irbard Ibrahim tells the media