General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said that President Akufo-Addo is only using former Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko as a scapegoat to cover up the shame brought on his government and himself. According to him, the President was aware of the deal and had clandestinely wanted to have his way through with it.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, he said the President refused to tell Ghanaians what necessiated the removal of Boakye Agyarko in the press statement, as such he should come clear. “He is the worst culprit, but he wants Ghanaians to believe that he is clean,” he accused the President. He said the President has a lot of explanations to do, including how Nana Asante Bediatuo took the Executive Order to Parliament for approval.
A letter dated 6 August 2018, signed by Director of Communications at the presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, said Mr Agyarko is to hand over his office to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, who will act temporarily as Minister of Energy, until a substantive appointment is made. The President wished Mr Agyarko well in his future endeavours.
Source: Kelvin Malor/updghana.com/Ghana