What started as a peaceful discussion between representatives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Adom TV ended up in a near brawl on live television.

Member of the NDC communication team, Sammy Gyamfi’s scathing attack on President Akufo-Addo, describing him as “super incompetent” did not go down well with former NPP MP for Upper Denkyira West, Benjamin Aryeh.

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“Nana Addo’s government is incompetent. Office of the president alone is made up of Akufo Addo’s family, all of them either have a surname or a name that ends with Akufo Addo; even his daughter has been given an appointment and you expect us to laud you,” Mr. Gyamfi quizzed.

His subsequent submission on the president for running a ‘‘family and friends” government did not go down well with the former legislator.

“In opposition, they (NPP) accused Mahama of practising a family and friends [government] but they are in their worse now. Such an incompetent government who is only working to enrich their pockets and are not for Ghanaians,” he said on Adom TV’s Morning Show “Badwam” Monday.

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Former NPP MP for Upper Denkyira West, Benjamin Aryeh who eagerly waited for his turn described members of the opposition as jokers who only seek to destroy the economy with their incompetence.

“Governance is not concert party; like business, t is not for jokers. You must shut up when serious people are talking about the economy. Who are you to describe Akufo-Addo’s government as incompetent, he quizzed.

“Serious-minded people are out there and always reflect on the votes [sic]. Nana Addo is bent on making this nation great and it’s high time you and your NDC members respect that else you will remain in opposition for a very long time,” he said.

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But these comments from Mr. Aryeh did not go down well with Sammy Gyamfi who warned the ex-MP to desist from attacking his personality.

“Honorable please be civilized and decorous. I have been addressing you as honourable all this while because I respect you but you don’t seem to respect yourself. Your comments are harsh; choose your words carefully,” he warned.

It took the swift intervention of the host, Omanhene Kwabena Asante to calm down tempers before the programme could continue.