General News of Monday, 8 January 2018
Individuals waiting to take political appointments from the Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government should give such plans a second thought spokesperson for the former President John Mahama has advised.
“The same way that your predecessor left, recall your successor will be planning your demise and exit as well”, Joyce Bawah Mogtari stated.
According to her, the resignation of the 2nd Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Johnson Asiama is tantamount to constructive dismissal of a man whose record is otherwise untarnished.
“A man who is very well qualified for the job, very well respected in the industry,” the spokesperson for the 2016 campaign team for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) observed.
Joyce Bawa Mogtari’s comment follows a revelation by one of the lawyers of Dr Johnson Asiama that their client was compelled to resign from his position.
According to Lawyer Victor Adawudu, some persons at the BoG made their client’s stay in office difficult and it was, therefore, reasonable for him to resign in the interest of his family and country.
Speaking on Joy FM’s news analysis programme Newsfile on Saturday, Mrs Bawah Mogtari claims there is no doubt there are underhand dealings which compelled Dr Asiama to resign.
The former Deputy Transport, therefore, said the former deputy governor’s resignation, as well as the current deputy governor’s resignation cumulatively, is not only disappointing but worrying.
Ms Bawa said those who might take the position should remember their day of reckoning will come and will equally be asked to leave by them.