BoG governor under intense pressure to resign following Mahama's defeat

BoG governor under intense pressure to resign following Mahama's defeat

Following the massive and shocking defeat of President Mahama in the just ended general elections, head of the central bank, Dr Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku, has come under massive pressure to vacate his post as governor of the bank.

BoG governor under intense pressure to resign following Mahama's defeat

Reports claim the economic team of the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration is uncomfortable with the ideolological difference of Issahaku especially when he was appointed to the seat by President John Mahama of the NDC.

Former finance minister and member of parliament’s finance committee, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei (NPP MP) believes Dr Issahaku is strongly aligned with the Mahama-led administration.

BoG governor under intense pressure to resign following Mahama's defeat

Akoto Osei argues that the success of the NPP administration rests on who leads the central bank

“If I were in his position, I will voluntarily step down considering his strongly political leaning to the outgoing government,” he said, as quoted by the Business and Financial Times (B&FT).

Ghana's constitution guarantee's the four-year mandate of the governor and also insulate him from political control.

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BoG governor under intense pressure to resign following Mahama's defeat

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