General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress NDC, Johnson Aseidu Nketiah remarked that Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa should have apologized to Ghanaians if the basis of his resignation had anything to do with the approval of President Akufo-Addo’s nominee ministers.
Speaking on JoyNews TV Asiedu Nketiah stated, the North Tongu MP should have indicated his objection of the nominee ministers, particularly Ken Ofori-Atta, minister of finance if their appointments were against the principles he based on and resigned.
He noted that Ablakwa’s failure to raise any objection during the process of the approval of the ministers or even resigned before the approvals means he acted against his own principles and therefore, should have not just resigned but apologized for not upholding those principles.
“What we see is that the Appointments Committee approves all the Ministers by consensus and the committee includes Hon. Ablakwa. Then he came out to resign and say because of principle. What principle? If his view was that these people should not be approved, it should have reflected in his position against the consensus positions at the committee level and should have been ventilated also on the floor of the House so they know that this is what this man stands for”, Nketiah said.
The general secretary said, Hon. Ablakwa has disappointed his followers if it was about pressure coming from them to him, to act in a certain way.
“If you participate in all that and you have to resign, my humble view is that you reign and offer some apology that you’ve acted in certain ways against certain principles that you hold dear to your heart so you are apologizing to your followers who expected you to uphold your principles. The resignation should have come with an apology at the time it came, because if it had come earlier when the approval was about to happen there wouldn’t be the need to apologize because he hadn’t acted against his principles,” he emphasized.
Okudzeto Ablakwa resigned from the Appointments Committee of parliament immediately after the approval of Ken Ofori-Atta as Minister of Finance for the second tenure of President Nana Akufo Addo.
Filed By : Agaatorne Douglas Asaah / awaknewsroom.com