The state of the Ghanaian economy is currently in turmoil and calls have been made for President Akufo-Addo to sack his Finance Minister. Many have blamed the Finance Minister how he has handled the economy of Ghana thus leading it into a ditch. The President has insisted that Ken Ofori Atta is the best person for the job
In an address to Ghanaians on Thursday Former President John Mahama spoke about the state of the economy and the way forward. John Mahama called for the replacement of the Finance Minister and went on to add that, “I have noted the recent draft motion of censure by the Minority against the Minister and the recent rebellion of the group of 95 Majority members calling for the removal of the Minister”.
On TV3’s The Keypoints Martin Kpebu, a private legal practitioner also lambasted John Mahama for calling those 95 NPP MPs as rebellious. According to Mr Kpebu the choice of words of John Mahama was wrong because those MPs need to be celebrated. He explained that what the MPs did was is the first of its kind in the country and their boldness has sent a clear message to the President that power belongs to the people and not the President.
John Mahama made a mistake. He used the word wrongly. This is not a rebellion. The MPs have changed the face of our democracy. I was not happy when JM made that statement. The MPs gave a big blow to the President and am sure he will not recover from that blow” Martin Kpebu explained.
Martin went on to add that the MPs might have been coerced to give up their demands but insisted that their message is clear. He charged on John Mahama to see them as heroes and bemoaned why the writers of the former president’s speech rather touted them as rebels.
Speaker Bagbin has admitted the Minority side of Parliament’s censure motion on the Finance Minister and many await to see if the 95 or more NPP ‘rebels’ will support the Minority to get the minister sacked.
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