Otiko Djaba, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has advised the members of the National Democratic Congress to focus on their party's matters following their defeat in the 2016 general elections, rather than seeking to criticize President Akufo-Addo's decisions.
According to her, rather than constantly lambasting every choice of the president, they should pay attention to the issues in their party, as all the decisions they have criticized have already been implemented.
Speaking on a panel discussion on UTV's Adekye Nsroma, Otiko said, "Adekye Nsroma, Otiko said, "I know there are a lot of discriminations against me especially from the side of the opposition parties just because I worked hard, hand in hand with President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo then the aspiring presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party [NPP], for the party to be in power."
She further noted that when hurling criticisms at one side, the party should also consider that the opponent could respond in kind.
When asked to comment on the kind of questions thrown at her during the vetting process, she stated, "factually, some questions asked me on my vetting day by some committee members to me had nothing to do with my position to be occupied; rather they were just asked because those individuals don’t like me."