A founding father of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, Alhaji Mohammed Sani has jumped to the defense of the embattled Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi-Boateng appealing to members of his party to be mindful of their choice of words on the diplomat.“Verbal attacks on the diplomat must stop”, the former Ashanti Regional Vice Chairman of NDC appealed to the party’s communicators in particular.
“He is too old to criticise him this way …if you continue to criticise him this way, you just want to kill him”, Alhaji Mohammed Sani stated on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM.
Mr. George Ayisi Boateng, the country’s High Commissioner to South Africa made the headlines for saying he would prioritize the interest of NPP supporters over and above any other Ghanaian.
National Democratic Congress (NDC) including many Ghanaians home and abroad are calling on President Akufo-Addo to strip him of his ambassadorial position
The astute politician however has rendered unqualified apology to Ghanaians over his divisive comments.
Speaking to the apology rendered, the leading member of NDC admonished Ghanaians to accept the apology in good faith and forge ahead.
“Enough is enough”, Alhaji Mohammed Sani, aspiring Ashanti Regional NDC chairman told members of Ghanaians.
The embattled High Commissioner who was addressing NPP, Tertiary Students’ Confederacy Network (TESCON) at the Kumasi Technical University reinforced the point that his priority in terms of jobs will be members of the elephant family.
“Indeed I’m not boasting, but I’ve started meeting the NPP groups. Every weekend I meet some group members and I tell you if I had my way, every job opportunity that will come will go to a TESCON member before any other person. And I know my colleague appointees also have the same feeling except that because of IMF we cannot do anything now,” he said.
“A TESCON member is my priority, an NPP member is my priority. We are all Ghanaians but some are more Ghanaian than others….this government is doing its best to create job opportunities and me for instance, I told my people over there [that], it is because of NPP that I’m here, so the NPP man is my priority. I told them when NDC was in power it was Kwesi Ahwoi who was there, now we are in power, so Ayisi-Boateng is here with you. My topmost priority is the problems of an NPP person before any other Ghanaian, take it or leave it,” he said.