General News of Sunday, 25 January 2015
Deputy Education Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said the decision by the NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia to travel with his wife’s winter coat to Germany shows how romantic he is.
In his view, General Mosquito, as Nketia is also known, should be commended for the gesture rather than ridiculed as has been done by some Ghanaians in the past week.
The former MP has been the butt of jokes on social media after pictures of him surfaced wearing the feminine fur coat.
He has been caricatured and mocked at in many ways following the fashion faux pas, which occurred while he was with President John Mahama and the rest of the Ghanaian entourage that went to Berlin for a two-day state visit, recently.
He laughed off the mockery saying: “Brain work goes on at state visits…we don’t go on state visits for fashion shows.”
Commenting on the development, the former deputy Information minister said the issue portrays a different side of the ruling party’s general secretary that the public didn’t know.
“He (Nketia) has explained that he bought those two jackets; for himself and for his wife but packing in a hurry, he mistakenly took his wife’s own.
“It only reveals another side of the general which I didn’t know. I know he is a man of many accomplishments but I didn’t know he was also so romantic,” the North Tongu MP stated on Radio Gold on Saturday.
He, nonetheless, said the matter is trivial and must be left to lie.