Former Editor-In-Chief of The Enquirer newspaper, Raymond Archer, has warned that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is digging its own grave with conciliatory gestures that it is making at Ministerial nominees of President Akufo-Addo.
In response to a news story title reporting former Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Innusah Fuseini as assuring that all the Ministerial nominees from President Akufo-Addo will be allowed to pass by Parliament’s Appointments Committee, Mr. Archer said such a rubberstamp would destroy the NDC’s chances of ever returning to power.
The GhanaWeb story is entitled –‘No Ministerial nominee will be rejected – Inusah Fuseini explains why.’
“Mr. Inusah, if that happens, then the NDC must be prepared to kiss coming back to power again a big good bye. I am shaking my head off over such a shocking statement if true,” Mr. Archer tweeted today.
He adds that from where he sits, “I can count 5 already who shouldn’t pass.”
Such a position would annoy the base of the NDC which is eagerly looking forward for a tough stance from NDC MPs who hold sway on the Appointments Committee, Whatsup News gathered.
A number of Ministerial nominees have widely been flagged by the public, including Communications Minister-designate, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, who is seen to have lied before the Committee to escape responsibility for some actions she took in her first tenure as Communications Minister.
As for Mavis Hawa Koomson, her awkward performance before the Committee, including what is seen as her demonstrated lack of understanding of the workings of the Fisheries Ministry she has been nominated for, has stirred up expectation that she will not be passed.
Hawa Koomson has since her appearance before the Committee, found herself at the receiving end of trolls on social media for her poor proficiency in the English language, Ghana’s Lingua Franca.