A Plus, a political activist and musician from Ghana, has criticized the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for reportedly taking money in exchange for approving President Akufo-Addo’s nominees.
After a user going by the name of Loud Media Silence claimed that some NDC MPs were paid to approve the NPP nominees, A Plus made the allegation in a Facebook post.
A Plus reports that some NDC MPs have been charged with accepting bribes in order to pass the E-Levy, clear budgets, and approve President Akufo-Addo’s appointments.
A group of politicians thought to be close to President Akufo-Addo, known as the Akyem Mafia, allegedly earned more money than some NDC MPs, according to him as well.
A Plus also claimed that Ken Ofori Atta, who received unanimous support from the NDC in a committee setting, received support from the NPP in parliament, and charged the NDC with holding him responsible for their pain.
He continued by referring to the NDC as “criminals in opposition” and speculating as to what they would do in power.
As well as insulting him when he critiques President Akufo-Addo, the NDC has come under fire from A Plus for expecting him to be silent when he criticizes their party.
The criticism follows Parliament’s approval of President Akufo-Addo’s six ministerial candidates and two Supreme Court justices.
The approval followed a heated debate and tense voting process. The Speaker of Parliament declared that all nominees received more votes than the minimum of 138 votes required, with three absentees out of the 275 eligible voters.
However, some NDC MPs did not adhere to the party’s decision to vote against the approval of the nominees. Kobina Tahiru Hammond and Bryan Acheampong were approved as the Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister of Food and Agriculture, respectively.
Other approved nominees include Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Mohammed Amin Adam, Osei Bonsu Amoah, and Stephen Amoah. The Supreme Court nominees approved were George Kingsley Koomson and Justice Ernest Yao Gaewu.