Former Member of Parliament for Asokwa Constituency, Maxwell Kofi Jumah has slammed the General Secretary of the ruling party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia for advocating the reinstatement of the Ahafo Ano South District Chief Executive.
Maxwell Kofi Jumah took a swipe at Mr. Asiedu Nketia, popularly called General Mosquito, during an interview with Peacefmonline.com.
He expressed his indignation over the plea by Mr. Asiedu Nketia that the Ahafo Ano South DCE, Gabriel Barima should be allowed to return to office after his public display of disrespect to the people of the district.
According to him, the DCE acts as an ambassador to the President in his district and therefore should note that his actions and inactions affect the governance system of the President.
In view of this, his misdemeanor was an affront to the image of Mahama administration and any act of restoring him would defy the President’s order.
Mr. Kofi Jumah therefore wondered why General Mosquito is vehemently fronting the comeback of the DCE and therefore asked his specific interest in the case.
He posited that the calls by General Mosquito reveal the strength of Mahama administration and further questioned the authority of the NDC General Secretary in the governance of the country.
“Why would you trivialize the Presidential order? Why would the General Secretary of a party trivialize the Presidential order as if it was a sub-division by a President that didn’t have a lot of thinking to it? So, to me, it undermines the authority of the President.”
The NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, speaking on behalf of the National Executive Council of the party stressed the need for the restoration of the DCE because to him, the DCE’s only reacted to provocations from the people of the district.
But to Mr. Kofi Jumah, “General Mosquito or NEC, if that is the case, showed gross disrespect to office of the President and it shows that the President is wobbling. And that he’s not strong. And that he doesn’t know what he’s doing and that he needs the General Mosquitoes of his party to direct him to the right thing.”