General News of Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Acting General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party [NPP], John Boadu has dismissed calls by some individuals for the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko to give up his job over allegations of bribery levelled against him until his name is cleared through investigations.
According to him, such suggestions should be treated wit the contempt it deserves – “With the kind of politics we do here and how people can be untruthful to each other, then the president will rule without any minister if he goes by alleged issues…”
“Because if any of his ministers is accused of anything, then he [the president] must suspend that person. That shouldn’t be the case,” he added
Retired Ghanaian diplomat K.B Asante among others have called on the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko to resign after MP for Bawku Central and a Member of Parliament’s Appointments Committee, Mahama Ayariga accused him of palm-greasing some committee members.
Mr Asante noted that the President must impress upon Mr. Agyarko to quit since the allegation does not bode well for his government.
“It is a good idea that he should leave the scene. You cannot work with a minister with so many allegations especially when we have so many important things to do,” he said
But John Boadu in an interview with Neat FM’s morning show dubbed Ghana Montie cautioned that – “We should be very careful of what we are asking for”
“If there is evidence to prove the allegation against Mr Agyarko, Nana Addo will not hesitate to sack him, he is capable of doing that. We should be very careful,” he counselled.