Aspiring first National Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Michael Omari Wadie has lampooned the General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia for calling for the reinstatement of the Ahafo Ano District Chief Executive.
The Ahafo Ano District Chief Executive known for his infamous public gaffe “tweaa”, Gabriel Barima, was dismissed by President John Dramani Mahama for dragging the image of the government in the mud.
He was told to hand over his office after news about him misbehaving publicly got viral on the airwaves and the entire nation including some international platforms.
But after weeks of his dismissal from government, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NDC has appealed to President Mahama to reconsider his decision to revoke the appointment of Mr. Gabriel Barima.
The NEC argue that the ‘tweaa’ DCE’s case seem not to have been given the necessary audience and based on investigations conducted by the party, the NEC has come to conclusion that the decision “if left to stand will not only amount to serious injustice to the DCE but will seek to dampen the enthusiasm of other DCEs in their attempt to deal with indiscipline and corruption in their various areas of jurisdiction.
“We strongly believe that if the President has had the full and accurate brief about the following facts of the case his decision on the matter would have been different.”
The NDC General Secretary, Mr. Asiedu Nketia, popularly called General Mosquito also speaking with Okay FM advocated that the DCE needs to be heard because to him his act was a result of provocation and “some bitter experiences” he was subjected to by residents of the district.
But addressing the issue in an interview with Peacefmonline.com, Omari Wadie rubbished the pleas by the NDC claiming the reinstatement of the DCE will be a serious indictment on the President.
According to him, the DCE does not deserve “any political or government appointment at this time. What he did, the honourable tweaa did, is worse than what Victoria Hammah did that got her sacked within 48 hours.”
He further warned Mr. Asiedu Nketia not to lower his standards by seeking to advocate for the DCE’s reinstatement.
Launching a blistering attack on General Mosquito, he questioned his (Asiedu’s) interest in the DCE’s return to government.
“What does he stand to gain…what was he receiving from him that he wants to go and plead on behalf of this guy? Is he not embarrassed himself, as a leader (General Secretary) that he will go this low begging for somebody? Is he not embarrassed? Is he not ashamed of himself that he is encouraging and promoting people who will behave this way in the future to do even worse?” he quizzed.
Omari Wadie therefore insisted that President John Mahama should “not reinstate him…It will be a disgrace and an indictment on him.”