The Chief Scribe of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has accused President Akufo-Addo of reducing the presidency to a family and friends affair.
According to Asiedu Nketia, widely known as General Mosquito the development is so annoying to the extent that Nana Addo is now appointing his ex-girlfriends to high positions.
Speaking exclusively to 3FM in Accra, General Mosquito cited a deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana to sort of buttress his claims.
“There is a current deputy governor of Bank of Ghana, that fair lady, ask her history with Nana Addo, that is his ex-girlfriend. This is a fact, put the blame on me, and let people sue me for telling them this,” Asiedu Nketia alleged.
The top NDC man insisted that a substantial number of President Akufo-Addo’s appointees are members of his family.
“We have one-third of Akufo-Addo’s family being government appointees. A woman was made ambassador because her major qualification is having a child with Nana Addo. This is a fact,” Asiedu Nketiah claimed.
The NDC General Secretary in his conversation stressed that President Akufo-Addo has resorted to doing the very thing he accused the Mahama-led administration of doing when the NPP was in opposition.
“They talked about nepotism, cronyism and so on. They said Mahama was appointing too many of his family members in government and they thought that everything there in terms of contracts and others were monopolized by people close to him,” Mosquito said.
Asiedu Nketia further stated that the NPP government keeps shooting itself in the foot, which is evident in decisions being made by government.
“If you are in government and you want to compromise the neutrality of the institutions that are supposed to restrain your government by putting your favourite people there, in the end, you will be misled into thinking that you are helping yourself because you are rather damaging yourself and that is what is happening now,” Mr Nketia said.
In the video below, the deputy education minister, Mrs Barbara Ayisi, speaks on how President Akufo-Addo inspires her, and how the president's success story must also inspire the youth of Ghana to greater heights:
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