Lawyer and leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party NPP Gabby Otchere Darko, G. O. D. as he is affectionately called by many has sent a strong warning to appointees in president Akufo-Addo’s government who have taken their ambitions precedent over the party’s success in power.
Taking to his Facebook page, Gabby believed the success of Akufo-Addo is a sine qua non for the success of anyone who wants to lead the party in future.
He wrote this yesterday, March 18, 2021, though, it is not clear whom he was referring to.
He however gave a hint to help his followers unmask the person (s) in this trade, when he indicated that the is a cabinet minister.
“The world is in crisis. Ghana is part of the world. Therefore, Ghana is in crisis. Which part of this, don’t you get, Mr Cabinet Member”, he stated.
“Governments everywhere have a big multi-task of fighting the virus, fighting economic hardships, fighting for food and jobs, fighting the debt and deficit and, here in Ghana, we are also fighting for transformation. This is not the time to be planting for delegates and votes. If your focus, as a member of Akufo-Addo’s government, is to first fight for your own ambition and transformation, then, please, feel free to move over to move on”, Gabby warned.
He called on the presidential candidates hopefuls to be wise and help president Akufo-Addo succeed, lest they want to soil their own meal.
“Please note: NPP in power must first succeed for NPP to succeed NPP! Build on this power we have now for your own power trip not to be tripped by your priority tripped wires. Be wise!”, he concluded.
So far, three (3) persons are said to be interested in leading the party in 2024 general elections, including the vice president, Dr. Mahamoud Bawumia.
Whiles, supporters of the Veep’s and the trade and industry Minister, Alan Kojo Kyeremanteng’s believe their candidates can “break the 8”, the food and agric minister, Dr. Akoto Afriyie has denied reports that he has a presidential ambition, saying he went to Kumasi to rest instead of meeting delegates as reported earlier.