Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, the editor-in chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper has urged the senior members of the New Patriotic Party, to sit back and allow new faces to join the incoming Akufo-Addo administration.
Just days after Electoral Commission chaired by Charlotte Osei declared Nana Akufo-Addo as the president-elect of Ghana following the 2016 elections, there were rumors of lobbying for government positions within the party.
There were notable names cropping up, including some who were quite eminent during the Kuffuor administration.
With the intense pressure built on him to name his ministers, Nana Akufo-Addo has asked for more time in choosing the people to lead the various ministries ahead of his swearing-in ceremony in January.
In an interview on Joy News file, Kweku Baako stated that new faces should be accepted into the incoming government while the senior party members go in for ambassadorial positions.
"The old guards most of them should take a rest, they should go for ambassadorial positions and the rest. More fresh faces and limbs, I’m not talking necessarily young but some young ones must be brought on board, but I think the old guards…they’ve done well, they’ve helped Nana to achieve this victory. They should not be in the inner circles, it’s in their own interest," he said.