A member of the Appointments Committee in Parliament, and the Member of Parliament for Bodi constituency Sampson Ahi has said the nomination of Otiko Afisa Djaba as Minister-designate for Gender, Children and Social welfare has been rejected.
Speaking to Kasapa FM, Mr Ahi said, “There is a general consensus for us in the Minority not to support Otiko because of her posturing before the committee and her response to some questions that were asked her during vetting yesterday. Off-course her approval will be by the majority when it comes to the floor for consideration."
Otiko Afisa Djaba appeared before the vetting committee on Tuesday, and made headlines for several issues of controversy that came to light during the vetting process.
It could be speculated that her refusal to offer an apology to former President Mahama for some “distasteful” remarks she made against him prior to the 2016 election could be among the reasons for her suspended approval, especially from the minority (NDC) members on the committee.
She also reportedly stood by her earlier comments that Mahama was “Wicked” and an “embarrassment” due to his inability to advance development in the three Northern regions which he hailed from.
Mr Ahi said that they will make their reasons (as the minority) for rejecting Otiko's nomination known to the public.