Former President John Dramani Mahama has chastised members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Caucus for secretly voting to approve the ministerial nominees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He said the MPs have “sorely disappointed” Ghanaians given the principled stance they took a few weeks ago to reject the nominees in order to force government to reduce its size.
“I am also disappointed,” he wrote on his official Facebook page on Saturday, March 25, a day after Parliament approved all six nominees following a secret ballot.
“Those responsible for this betrayal must do some serious soul searching and learn to place national interest over personal interest,” he demanded.
He also took on the Akufo-Addo-led government for missing an opportunity to reduce its size following the resignation of some ministers.
“Clearly in this time of crisis and excruciating hardships, President Akufo-Addo, his NPP administration and some of our MPs are out of tune with the mood of the Ghanaian people.”
He assured Ghanaians and all disappointment with the outcome of Friday’s proceedings in Parliament not to despair but to vote for him next year in order to “to work and build the Ghana we all want from January 07, 2025.”