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Dr. Addai-Mensah is solid NPP, Akufo Addo setting up to fail - Lecturer

Political Science with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has observed some key actors of the ruling New Patriotic Party are setting up President Akufo Addo to fail.

Kwesi Amakye Boateng is therefore suggesting those in charge of advising the president on his appointments to be circumspect as some of their actions and decisions could have reaching repercussion on the party’s political fortunes.

Amakye Boateng was speaking to sit-in host of Abusua Nkommo, Austin Woode in reaction to the reported revocation of appointment of Otchere Addai-Mensah as Chief Executive for the Ghana Standards Authority.

Addai-Mensah’s appointment was greeted with widespread protests from the rank and file of the ruling New Patriotic Party who described him as an ardent critic of the president while the NPP was in opposition.

Addai-Mensah, a lecturer with the medical school of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a medical doctor is said to have taken a hardstand against the party, the presidential candidate then and some decisions of the party’s disciplinary committee while in opposition.

Amakye Boateng said, “I think the NPP is on a dangerous mission and they are setting up the president to fail. This is because they are courting a lot of enmity for the president as a result of their actions and the kind of advice they are giving the president regarding his appointments.”

“I am surprised they are today questioning the Addai-Mensah’s loyalty and standing within the NPP. I am reliably aware of how the same NPP approached the gentleman to contest the Bantama parliamentary seat for the NPP which he declined.”

”Addai-Mensah declined to contest at Bantama because he believed the incumbent MP has not committed any blunders that warranted him to mount a challenge and he thought on principles, if he had contested, his candidature could have divided the NPP in Bantama so he declined in the interest of party unity,” he revealed.

“Tell me, to what extent could such a person’s loyalty to the NPP as a political party be questioned,” he asked.

Source: abusuafmonline.com

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