Stalwart of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwadwo Mpiani and Political Science lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Dr Richard Amoako-Baah have thrown seeming support to the call for the removal of Ken Ofori-Atta.
The bout between Majority Members of Parliament and the embattled finance minister Mr Ken Ofori-Atta has gotten highly interesting as many has taken to the various social media platforms to express their views.
The former Chief of Staff under the estwhile J. A. Kufour administration, Mr Kwadwo Mpiani has said current situation may cause disunity in the NPP. He believes there are people who side with President Akufo Addo and those who also trust the call by the MPs is in the right way.
According to him the President should do the right thing by paying attention to his Members of Parliament. He noted if the minority in Parliament has initiated a censure and his own majority caucus are also asking for the dismissal of the finance minister, then there is a problem somewhere.
He observed, “Assuming the minister is covering something up at the ministry, he has about two years to leave office and that thing will be uncovered.
The council of elders will be meeting the President to let him know the views of the council and some other prominent people.
Political Science lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Dr Richard Amoako-Baah on the other hand added that what happened yesterday, Tuesday, November 15 2022 was a fiasco that was not supposed to have happened. He said setting up a committee was not the right thing.
Dr Amoako-Baah hinted the President had started a lot of projects he hasn’t completed and needed not to start Agenda 111; when there are other hospital projects yet to be completed.
“If the party hierarchy is scared they should stay back and allow the Parliamentarians to do what they are doing and if he (the President) doesn’t act, they should remove him.
“The party is non-existent because the President has captured it. It looks like he doesn’t care about the fortunes of the party after he’s good.
“If the President fails to act and should the censorship go through, he can be removed by Parliament through the same means,” he explained.
He added that it was a done- deal that Ken Ofori Atta will be sacked because more MPs from the majority side are joining their colleagues to call for his removal.