Former President John Dramani Mahama has criticized President Akufo-Addo for his failure to sack Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi Boateng, from office following the extensively discriminatory comments he made.
He rebuked Ayisi-Boateng’s apology, saying that it was hypocritical and had not been written by him.
He said: “If you read the apology letter, it’s an apology of an apology letter. He said he apologized for the effect of his words, not his words, just the effect. That is the new government under which we are.”
Addressing the crowd in Cape Coast, he slated the president for being unable to take firm action in anything.
The former president criticized Akufo-Addo for not showing his commitment to the promises he made to Ghanaians during the campaign period, to ensure opportunities without being bias.
“When they (NPP) were looking for your votes, President Akufo-Addo said they shall open the opportunities of this country to all Ghanaians, irrespective of their party or ethnic affiliations. He came to power and now that the pigs are enjoying, they say some Ghanaians are more Ghanaian than others. For something like this, you don’t call the person to the Flagstaff House, draft an apology letter for him and ask him to sign. You sack him at once.”
“When I talk about the President not putting his foot down, we have a constitution and the constitution is the supreme law of the land. If you are a party officer, you can say whatever you want, there is no problem,” he said.
“You can say all jobs should go to NDC people before it goes to NPP people if you are Allotey Jacobs. The government doesn’t pay you, taxpayers don’t pay you and you haven’t sworn an oath to anybody. But not when you are appointed as a High Commissioner and you swear an oath to the constitution of Ghana which says there shall be no discrimination and you shall do justice to all manner of persons.” He said.