Former Presidential candidate of the Peoples National Convention (PNC) has described as a demotion the appointment of his successor, Edward Mahama as Ambassador-at-Large by President Akufo-Addo.
Per the appointment, Hassan Ayariga stated that, Dr. Mahama is now an errand boy for the President.
The PNC 2016 flagbearer has come under a barrage of attacks after accepting the appointment without recourse to the party. An ambassador-at-large is an ambassador with special duties but not appointed to a particular country.
National Executives led by Chairman Bernard Mornah are considering a number of sanctions including expelling Dr. Edward Mahama from the party for not consulting them.
Though the failed presidential hopeful has explained that his decision to take the appointment was in the interest of the state, the PNC said it is a big insult to them.
In support, Hassan Ayariga on Adom News Tuesday said the PNC leader has brought the name of the party into disrepute for accepting to be a “messenger” for President Akufo-Addo.
According to him, an experience politician like Dr. Edward Mahama should not have stooped so low to accept such an errand position.
His ‘unintelligent’ decision, Hassan Ayariga said could have a ripple effect on the PNC as a political party.
“If the leader of the party becomes an errand boy, the whole party become an errand party” he bemoaned.
The presidential hopeful however did not fault Dr. Edward Mahama so much because he took President Kufuor advise that “it is better to be a messenger the ruling party than to be a leader of the opposition party”.
Hassan Ayariga called on the PNC National Executives to as a matter of urgency call an emergency meeting to expel Dr. Edward Mahama.
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