The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has questioned the members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) should stop asking the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA) Prof. Attafuah to apologize over claims that no NPP loyalist should be employed at his outfit.
Prof. Ken Attafuah was said to have stated in an interview on Kumasi-based Angel FM that the President of Ghana, Nana Addo has asked him not to employ NPP party executives because he doesn’t want to leave a legacy of a public service which isn’t neutral.
Many members of the NPP have condemned Attafuah’s comment with Nana Addo’s cousin Gabby Otchere-Dark asking him to apologize in a lengthy post on Facebook.
Speaking on Okay FM on Thursday, Mr. Nketia stated that the NPP should rather comment Prof. Attafuah for being principled and stop criticizing him.
“What crime has Prof. Attafuah committed for saying that President Akufo-Addo has asked him not to be partisan in employing people at NIA? Bigwigs within the party who ought to know better and commend Prof. Attafuah even if he’s paying lip service to this principle are rather descending on him. Whether he’ll act on what the President has told him or not is another matter but just saying he’ll not populate NIA with party people is worth commending.
“Why should Prof. Attafuah be asked to apologize, apologize to who? apologize because NIA is NPP headquarters or NPP private business?”