I was angry I wasn’t made a minister – Joe Wise

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Joe Osei-Wusu has revealed he flared up when President Akufo-Addo refused to appoint him as a minister.

The Member of Parliament for Bekwai told Starr Chat host Bola Ray he had always eyed to don the cloak of a Minister, but missing the train dampened his spirit.

“I was expecting to become a minister,” Osei-Wusu stated on Wednesday.

“I was disappointed and angry,” he confessed, adding “And I made it clear and wasn’t expected to be a Speaker. But God has a way of letting you where you belong.”

Osei-Wusu, who is the chairman of the Appointments Committee of Parliament, stated he eventually accepted the position of a first deputy speaker after three rounds of pleas from chiefs and elders of his hometown.

The lawmaker whose reputation was on the line recently when the MP for Bawku Central Mahama Ayariga accused him of being used as a conduit to bribe the minority on the committee during the vetting of the Energy Minister, said his relationship with the National Democratic Congress former minister has never been smooth since.

He said he was satisfied with the report of the Joe Ghartey Committee which investigated the bribery allegation against him.

“I have forgiven him,” Osei-Wusu said of Ayariga.

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