The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, known in Ghanaian politics as General Mosquito has described Ras Mubarak as “confused” on his recent approval of Ken Ofori Atta as Ghana’s finance minister by parliament, adding that it was wrong for the former Kumbungu MP to use minority leader in his analogy.
Mr. Asiedu Nketia made this assertion when he was speaking exclusively on Citi TV’s Face 2 Face hosted by Umaru Sanda Amadu on Tuesday’s evening, March 29, 2021.
Ras Mubarak wrote on his Facebook page yesterday that : “The argument that the Finance Minister messed the economy so should be approved to face it is so flawed. Question – Would the Minority Leader hand over his car to a driver who out of sheer incompetence or negligence crashed his car? Secondly if the economy is messed up further by the one who crashed it initially as we are made to believe, it is the fed-up man or woman in the streets who suffers and not the politician who gets some things tax-free. If this was meant to assuage the base, it has backfired big time. We are not buying it.”
But responding to this when the host read the entire piece on the former Kumbungu legislator’s Twitter handle, the NDC’s General Secretary couldn’t understand why Ras would make such comparison.
“He is talking about minority leader handing over his car to somebody. In this case, it is president Akufo-Addo handing over his car to somebody because the car doesn’t belong to minority leader. So he too is confused about the analogy”, General Mosquito said.
When asked whether it was a the failure of the party’s leadership to have a control over the leadership of NDC Caucus in parliament, he refuted it flatly, describing it as “a collective failure”.
He however believed the whip of minority in parliament failed the party, when many of the NDC MPs voted to approve the three (3) ministerial nominees of president Akufo-Addo who were previously rejected by the minority members on the appointments committee.
“I don’t think so. I think that is a collective failure. Collective failure in the sense that the one who is casting the vote, he decides whether he will cast according to the party is demanding. We have a whip system. By and large, yes (the whip system failed us)”, he said.
“Between us (NDC) and president Akufo-Addo who has betrayed Ghanaians? Because he has appointed a finance minister, who he believes would do the work and he ends up appointing a wrong person, between him and us who had disappointeded Ghanaians?”, General asked.
Meanwhile, some supporters of the minority leader on Facebook took Mr. Ras Mubarak on for blaming everything about the approval on the leader, concluding that his, Ras’ actions are indication of sheer hatred against the Tamale South MP.
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