- According to John Mahama, president Akufo-Addo should have relieved George Ayisi Boateng of his duties as High Commissioner to South Africa
- He went on to say that the then candidate Akufo-Addo promised to make opportunities available for all Ghanaians
- He added that the apology letter written by the beleaguered government representative did not come off as sincere
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Former president John Mahama, has ridiculed an apology letter signed by Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi Boateng.
Boateng signed an apology letter to express his remorse over what were widely condemned as divisive comments.
He was alleged to have stated that in the execution of his duties, he would prioritize members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) over other Ghanaians.
His apology over the comment sparked fresh debates among several persons who sought to find out whether or not he was truly remorseful.
Addressing some NDC supporters in Cape Coast in the Central region, John Mahama said that President Akufo-Addo should have sacked Ayisi Boateng over the comment.
John Mahama was in the Central region in order to participate in a Unity Walk organized by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to the former president, there was no reason for the discriminatory comments.
He added that persons appointed into public office ought to avail themselves for the benefit for all Ghanaians.
He went on to say that president Akufo-Addo, in the run up to the elections promised opportunities for all Ghanaians.
John Mahama was therefore of the view that the High Commissioner should have been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.
According to him, Ayisi Boateng’s remark that he wanted “to apologise for the effect of my words, not apologise for my words”, was not the best.
“That is the new government under which we are” Mahama told a cheering crowd.
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