General News of Friday, 14 December 2018
About 80 per cent of ministers in ex-President John Dramani Mahama’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration were very rude, according to a top member of the largest opposition political party.
Alhaji Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, affectionately known as ‘Alhaji PMC’, unleashing the ‘bombshell’, stated that “just about 20 per cent of ex-President Mahama’s ministers were respectful; the rest were very disrespectful”.
According to him, even though he was the national treasurer of the NDC during Mr. Mahama’s regime, he did not bother to visit most of the appointees in his own government because he did not want to be disrespected.
“Even if you put a knife in my throat I will not mention names, but I can boldly state without any shred of doubt that most of Mr. Mahama’s appointees, some of whom were very young, did not show any respect to people.
“I once visited the office of one of Mr. Mahama’s ministers, who was very young. And he did not even give me a chair to sit on. I was surprised when that minister asked me about my mission in his office whilst I was still on my feet,” he disclosed.
It would be recalled that most of the appointees of Messrs Mills and Mahama were tagged as arrogant and disrespectful. They were even named as “Babies with sharp teeth” by NDC Founder, Jerry John Rawlings, because they were rude.
Alhaji PMC, who was speaking with Kumasi-based Otec FM on Wednesday, announced that he had quit active politics, citing old age and the appalling manner in which he was treated during Mr. Mahama’s regime as factors that influenced his decision.
He disclosed that he did not make a single visit to Mr. Mahama’s office when he (Mahama) was the president of Ghana for four years, stressing that he is not a beggar to be frequenting the office of the then president.
The former NDC National Treasurer lamented that he was maltreated and disrespected when Mr. Mahama was the president, noting that there is no need for him to continue wasting his time and resources in politics now.
According to him, he has suffered a lot during the last four years and he thinks that it is high time that he quits active politics, indicating that nothing can influence him to rescind his decision.