Brong Ahafo Regional First Vice Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye DC, has fired salvos at former President John Mahama for accusing President Akufo-Addo of appointing his family and friends to occupy key government positions.
Former President John Mahama has accused President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of nepotism in the appointment of persons serving in his government.
Mr Mahama said the current development where family members of President Akufo-Addo have been appointed to occupy key government positions makes a mockery of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s criticisms of him [Mahama] when the party was in opposition.
“The thing is, in politics, be careful what you say because tomorrow it will come to haunt you; and that is exactly what is haunting them [NPP]…Now today relatives everywhere and when you raise it — nepotism — they say ‘no it doesn’t matter if it’s the President’s relative. It depends on whether they are qualified”.
“Oh, ‘whether they are qualified’. Who doesn’t have qualified relatives? I have PhD degree holders in my family…” he said.
But Abronye DC, reacting to the claims, said the Akufo-Addo-government is not looting the state as former President John Mahama’s government did.
Abronye DC has accused the former President, Mr Mahama of financing his wife, Mrs Lordina Mahama, go abroad to the tone for $82,000 anytime she was travelling when the NDC was in power from 2012 till January 2017.
“In a letter dated 25/10/13, with reference number CA/OP/31/V314 signed by the then Chief of Staff Prosper Bani authorised the Former First lady to receive that huge amount as travelling allowance when she was travelling to the USA,” he claimed.
“This means that the Government of Ghana under John Mahama always financed the trips of the former first lady, and also pays her $82,000 whilst the Ghanaian youth were still begging and crying for jobs,” he claimed further on Neat FM as monitored by Adomonline.com.
The maverick politician said he has concrete evidence to support his claim.