Dr Otchere Addai-Mensah, the acting Dean of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at the College of Health Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has called President Akufo-Addo's bluff and rejected his appointment as the head of the Ghana Standards Authority, YEN.com.gh understands.
Addai-Mensah's appointment sparked outrage among some members of the NPP, who argued that he did no believe in Akufo-Addo's ability to lead the NPP.
The supporters said the lecturer, who is a regular commentator on radio, disagreed publicly with the president and other NPP executives ahead of the election.
One of those who disagreed with the appointment was Kennedy Agyapong, the member of parliament for Assin-Central.
The outrage that Addai-Mensah's appointment provoked prompted Akufo-Addo to invite him to the Flagstaff House for a discussion on Tuesday.
According to a report by graphic.com.gh, the two men discussed the issues that had been raised by the party supporters.
Addai-Mensah is said to have then told Akufo-Addo that he stood by the remarks he made about the president and the NPP in the past and that if his appointment would be problematic for the president, he would decline it.
News that he has rejected the appointment has been welcomed by some NPP supporters on social media.
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