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General News of Wednesday, 12 July 2017

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'Mahama’s appointment is disgraceful' - Hassan Ayariga

Dr Edward Nasigri Mahama has accepted a disgraceful position as an Ambassador at large, according to a former flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Dr Hassan Ayariga.

“Being an Ambassador is not any special position, you are just an errand boy of the president and he uses you as he desires. He can send you to wherever he likes so that you go and run errands for him. This is a disgraceful position”, he observed on Accra-based Okay Fm.

The supreme leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), cannot fathom why the same Dr Edward Mahama will turn down juicy offers including becoming a Vice President, a cabinet minister and only turn round to accept a position that is equal to a messenger.

Dr Ayariga who is not happy about the development noted that the leader of the PNC has disgraced his party, his family and those around him by accepting the ambassadorial position that is clouded by controversies.

“He declined to become a running mate under Kufuor, a Minister and now he is now rushing to take a ‘boy boy’ job. Why will he now want to become an errand boy or messenger? Maybe he wants to enjoy a diplomatic passport and other privileges with his ‘boy boy’ job. If his appointment is meant to cure the sickness of all inclusive government, then the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has failed because they are dealing with him as an individual and not as a political party”, he stated.

In his view, the current President in his quest to produce an all inclusive government must make sure that former officials of the previous government are appointed into positions to manifest that he is indeed out for all inclusive government.

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