Leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party ( NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere Darko has opined that member of Parliament for North Tongu, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa cannot blame his colleagues over the approval of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta as he misfired when he had the opportunity to ask the then Minister Designate, questions at his vetting.
Gabby Otchere was reacting to the member of Parliament”s resignation from Parliament’s Appointments Committee.
Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa ok yesterday 31st March 2021 resigned from the 8th Parliament’s Appointments Committee after Speaker, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin had accepted his resignation.
Hon. Ablakwa earlier on Tuesday 30th March wrote to the Speaker, conveying to him his decision to discontinue his membership of the 8th Parliament’s Appointments Committee after days of thoughtful reflection and careful considerations.
” I shall like to state the reasons for this difficult decision are both personal and on principle.
Respectfully, do take note that my resignation is with immidiate effect and therefore, I shall not be available for the vetting of nominees for Deputy Ministerial positions” The MP wrote in his letter.
However, Gabby Otchere reacting to the MP’s resignation in a Facebook, stated that he chose to use facts selectively and disingenuously during the vetting of Ken Ofori-Atta, the then Finance Minister Designate.
The vociferous member of the Akufo-Addo government held the view that Hon. Ablakwa’s apparent was to hurt the then Minister Designate for Finance.
According to him, actual statistics could not help the former immidiate member of the Appointments Committee beyond the ” propaganda monetary” effect his set of facts had.
“That question from him epitomised how the NDC got it all wrong” Part of Gabby’s statement read.
” I really hope, against the impression out there, that the resignation of the MP for North Tongu from the Appointments Committee is not because Mr Ofori-Atta’s nomination was approved by consensus” The statement further indicated.