Akufo-Addo should’ve been ‘sensitive’ to NPP MPs’ ‘Ofori-Atta must go!’ clamour – Apraku
New Patriotic Party flagbearer aspirant Kofi Konadu Apraku has said President Akufo-Addo should have been sensitive to the calls for Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta’s removal from office.
The president has kept his cousin at the Treasury despite calls from by MPs of the majority caucus for his dismissal after steering the country into an economic ditch.
Mr Ofori-Atta also survived a censure motion filed by the minority caucus.
In an interview with state broadcaster GTV on Monday, 13 February 2023, Dr Apraku said: “If I were the President, I would have listened to the MPs and sacked Ofori-Atta”.
He said: “In politics, you have to be sensitive to public opinion”.
“Sometimes, it may not be the truth, but that is the sentiments, and the sentiments of the people need to be examined, and acted upon if it is possible”, Dr Apraku ezplained.
He said: “It’s a great deal for the NPP MPs to come out there to say they don’t want our Finance Minister, their own Finance Minister that they have worked with in the past”.
He notef that “in a democracy, we have to be sensitive to the people”.
“Lack of action exacerbates the problem, so, you cut it off and cut your losses and I would have cut my losses and said: ‘Please, you have done enough, the environment is hostile to you, so, go'”.
“I would have changed him [Ofori-Atta]”, he stressed.
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