Nana Akomea, the InterCity STC Boss, has criticized the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for condemning their Members of Parliament who voted to approve six Ministers appointed by President Akufo-Addo. The NDC had previously declared that they would not approve the Ministers until the President reduced the size of his government, but some members went against this position and voted in favor of the new appointments.
Former President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC have labeled these members as “traitors,” with Mahama stating in a Facebook post that he was disappointed and that those responsible for the “betrayal” should prioritize national interest over personal interest. There are also allegations that some of the MPs who voted in favor of the Ministers received bribes.
The NDC Deputy General Secretary, Mustapha Gbande, has called for an investigation into the matter and for the MPs who went against the party’s position to be removed from Parliament. He also warned that they would face consequences for their actions.
However, Nana Akomea criticized the NDC, calling them an ineffective political party. He questioned why they would investigate their MPs for exercising their democratic right to vote and asked who the real traitors were. He also wondered why the NDC would accuse their MPs of receiving bribes without evidence.
The controversy surrounding the approval of the Ministers highlights the political tensions in Ghana and the challenges facing the country’s democracy