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General News of Friday, 2 February 2018

Source: My News GH

Suspended Minister a scapegoat to save Akufo-Addo’s integrity - Sammy Gyamfi

A member of the communications team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi is at a loss as to why President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo failed to strike his suspension gavel when more serious issues emerged in the country involving some of the appointees only to do that when lesser ones came up.

He observed that the suspension of the Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan is nothing short but using him as a sacrificial lamb to atone for the fast-waning integrity of his administration wondering why similar suspensions did not take place in the matter BOST and the controversial $2.25 billion bond.

“Why didn’t the President suspend Carlos Ahenkora, Alfred Obeng and the many other errant appointees of his, who have been subjects of similar investigations in the past? Is it because of the fact that the appointee in question is neither, a crony, family, financier, native nor friend of the president”, he quizzed.

He described the move by the President to suspend the Minister and directing his Deputy to act as a hypocritical decision which can only be lost on a political neophyte.

“Mr. President! Your real motive for this hypocritical decision can only be lost on a political neophyte. Ghanaians are discerning. We can read between the lines and see through this face-cleansing gimmick.

Your double standards, naked bias, and unprincipled inconsistencies are too glaring. Ghanaians deserve better!

So after a long desperate search, President Akufo Addo finally found a soft target to make his first “scapegoat”.

At long last, he has found a convenient prey (Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan- Upper West Regional Minister) whom he has hurriedly devoured to save his fast-waning integrity.

We are told that the rationale for this decision is to allow investigations to be conducted into the issues. So if I may ask, why was Ken Ofori Atta not suspended pending CHRAJ’s investigation into the infamous KENBOND SCANDAL?”

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