The Minority has said that despite getting the majority votes to push her approval forward, Otiko Djaba will not be recognized by them as a Minister of State.
According to a member of the vetting committee, and Member of Parliament for the Odododiodio Constituency Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Otiko Djaba's demeanor did not convince them of her ability to be a minister hence their decision to boycott the process.
"We don’t believe she has the candour to hold herself as a minister, her demeanor does not qualify her to be a minister, how do we entrust the life of the children and the aged?" he asked, in an interview with Onua FM.
He further stated, "The majority is already disappointing Ghanaians with the way they try to bulldozer their way. She was not the only one who appeared before us and has an issue. Others have apologized so why can’t she?"
On Tuesday, the Minority led by Haruna Iddrisu refused to approve Otiko's nomination as minister of state, stating her failure to complete her National Service as well as her refusal to retract certain harsh remarks she made about former President Mahama.
Otiko stood by her statement when she was asked if she would apologize for them, stating she spoke out of conviction and would not retract her remarks.
"She will not receive minority support, as far as we are concern she is not a minister, she should do her work, it does not concern us," Nii Lantey Vanderpuye said.
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