Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, has said that she feels unduly victimized by National Democratic Party (NDC) MPs due to her lack of undertaking her National Service.
The embattled cabinet minister expressed that the stance taken by Minority MPs on her National Service history, or lack thereof, is hypocritical in light of the fact that two other cabinet ministers - former Deputy Local Government Minister John Oti Bless and Tourism Minister Catherine Afeku - who also failed to undertake their National Services had already been approved namely.
According to the recently sworn in Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, the source of the adversity towards her from Minority MPs stem from her comments towards former President John Dramani Mahama.
During the run up to last year's hotly contested general elections, Mme Djaba is on record to have called the former president "extremely wicked", "evil", and him "having the heart of the devil', comments she staunchly defends and says she does not regret uttering.
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“Because I have spoken my mind, I should be demonized?” Said Mme Djaba, speaking on TV3’s New Day on Monday
Following Minority MP's refusal accept the embattled cabinet minister's approval, Members of Parliament for Ashaiman and Juaboso, Hon. Ernest Norgbey and Kwabena Akandoh, have filed suit at the Supreme Court at the Supreme Court in an attempt to revoke her appointment.
Also speaking on the same show's panel, MP for Adaklu, Kwame Agbodza, rejected claims that Minority MPs were just generally against female nominees. He was also adamant on the Minority MPs' stance on Mme Otiko Djabas approval as minister.
"It is not true that my side of the House has anything against women,” he said.
He added that Mme Djaba's stance on National Service would not be a good example for young people.