- Otiko Djaba and Bugri Naabu have verbally attacked each other over the last few days
- Mr Quashigah has called for sanctions on Otiko and Bugri for their conduct
- He opined that the two NPP members have shamed the Akufo-Addo administration
Mr Richard Quashigah, the member of parliament for Keta has demanded the dismissal of the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otkio Djaba, following her verbal clash with the New Patriotic Party Northern Regional Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu.
The NDC MP argued that the Gender Minister's conduct over the last few days justifies the Minority's refusal to initially approve her for the ministerial position during her vetting some months ago.
He opined that Otiko Djaba could not very well hold her position as minister because she lacked the necessary temperament.
Speaking on Joy FM, Mr. Quashigah said, "Obviously these two have brought shame to the executive and the leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo and the proper thing to do is to simply dismiss especially the Minister of Gender and Social Protection and also be seen to be championing the necessary and swift move in dealing with the issue of bribery as have been alleged against Mr Bugri Naabu.
These happenings have also brought to the fore the issue of the murder of the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the NPP. We will expect that the Ghana Police Service will move quickly to action, by inviting Mr Naabu for further clarification on the allegations that he has made against these Ministers of State."
His comments come in the wake of the recent verbal clash between Otiko Djaba and Bugri Naabu.
The Gender Minister Otiko Djaba had accused the Northern Regional NPP chairman of accepting bribes from people in the form of livestock with the promise of offering them positions in the government.
Her statements followed the NPP chairman's decision to suspend one of the party's women organizers, Hajia Safia over allegations of teaming up with Otiko to create unease in the party in the Northern Region.
Mr. Naabu's rebuttal of the accusation in a subsequent radio interview, alleged that the Gender Minister collaborated with the current Upper East Regional Minister in the murder of the former Upper East regional chairman of the party, Adams Mahama.
According to the National Youth Organizer of the party, Sammy Awuku, the party will sanction Otiko and Bugri Naabu over their conduct and described the situation as 'disheartening.'
He stated that if party long-standing members could not make statements to the benefit of the party, then they should not make attempts to voice opinions that may hurt the party.
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