Koku Anyidoho, General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed shock at the levels of cronyism that has engulfed the ten months old administration of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“Even the former concubine and ex-baby mother of the president has been appointed ambassador in his administration,” Koku Anyidoho alleged.
According to the NDC’s scribe, the president has four children, one with one Virginia Hesse who has been appointed as Ghana’s ambassador to the Czech Republic. He explained that the president had his first daughter with the Ambassador Virginia Hesse, a twin with a late woman who died under mysteriously circumstance and another one with a Nigerian national.
He says in all the president has five daughters with one being that of Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady. The former Director of Communications at the presidency under late president John Evans Atta-Mills made this statement on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ afternoon socio-political show hosted by Kwame Afrifa Mensah on Accra-based Happy FM.
“This is how nauseating the levels of nepotisms and cronyism are in the ten months old administration of the NPP under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” he said.
“It is only under the NPP that cousins and distance cousins have all grabbed positions; this has never happen in the history of Ghana’s politics,” he reiterated.
In a sharp rebuttal, the Deputy General Secretary of the governing NPP Obri Boahen said it is uncouth and uncultured on the part of anybody to say that about the president. He says it is only uncultured individuals who will go to town with such statements about the president.
By Kojo Mensah