A strong storm is gathering over the decision of President Jon Dramani Mahama to part ways with Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.
Although the President has the sole prerogative to engage and fire people, his decision to fire Mr. Oppong-Fosu did not go down well with some heavyweights in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The Enquirer has gathered that there is the likelihood that there would be series of agitation in some districts and constituencies in the coming days.
The President did not assign any reasons to his decision to part ways with the otherwise hardworking and humble minister.
Interestingly, certain individuals have tried very hard to assign reasons to the President’s decision.
A senior flawless source at the Presidency seething with anger told The Enquirer via mobile phone over the weekend that the Flagstaff House Communication did their worst in communicating the President’s decision to the public.
In fact, a story posted to the Ghanaweb by the Flagstaff House Communication indicated that the President had dismissed the minster.
The senior source told The Enquire that the President’s decision to change the minster does not amount to sacking, as no one could tell if he would reassign him or not.
The Enquire gathered that the NDC heavyweights are not happy because at the time the decision was made public, Mr. Oppong-Fosu was in the Untied Sates of America representing Ghana at a United Nations programme.
The Western Region NDC is expected to hold a press conference within the week to register their displeasure over how the President’s decision was handled by the communication team at the Presidency.
The NDC in that region sees the minster as one of their best because of the manner he took one of the difficult seats from the opposition New Patriotic party (NPP).
It took his hard work to win the Amenfi East from the NPP and managed to close the huge gap between the NPP and NDC in the area.
For the first time, the NPP beat the NDC in the Presidential race with over 500 votes when it was hitherto over 14,000 votes.
Source: The Enquirer
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