Akufo-Addo Must Resign …Nyaho-Tamakloe Roars
Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, a controversial man said to be a ‘founding member’ of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has publicly called for the immediate resignation of Nana Akufo-Addo as President of the republic of Ghana, over what he described as the worst ever corruption in the history of the country.
In his characteristic verbal gymnastics, Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe roared that “if he [President Akufo-Addo] doesn’t take care, there’ll be a civil unrest under his leadership just like the revolution that happened in the North of Africa.”
He continued: “In any civilized jurisdiction, Nana Akufo-Addo would have resigned from the seat after all these series of scandals that has rocked his government some of which he is directly involved.”
Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe, however did not provide any bases or evidence to support his claim that President Akufo-Addo was directly involved in the supposed incidents of corruption he was alluding to.
He made the outbursts during an interview with Atinka FM’s presenter, Saddick Adams, when the station sought his opinion on the recent documentary by ace investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, which exposed Adjenim Boateng Adjei, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) for alleged conflict of interest and corruption.
The founding member of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition, described as “worrying”, President Akufo-Addo’s posture towards several allegations of corruption leveled against his appointees and officials in his government.
According to Nyaho-Tamakloe, corruption in the current NPP led-administration is the worst in the Ghana’s history.
“The level of corruption under Akufo-Addo’s government is the worst ever in the history of Ghana”, Nyaho-Tamakloe added.
Akufo-Addo Takes Action
The investigations by Manasseh Azure Awuni revealed that Talent Discovery Limited (TDL), a company incorporated in June 2017, and owned by, Adjenim Boateng Adjei, Chief Executive of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has won a number of government contracts through restrictive tendering and sold the contracts to other companies, a clear breach of the procurement laws and an illegality.
The PPA Boss initially denied he was a director and shareholder of the company until the journalist proved to him he was being very economical with the truth.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in response to the investigative piece by the journalist, has suspended Mr. Adjenim Boateng Adjei from the PPA and referred him to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the Special Prosecutor for an immediate investigation into the revelations against him.
But Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe says the President should have severely punished his appointee rather than suspend him.
“Nana Addo should have sacked the CEO of PPA and not suspend him. He should have been sacked and an independent investigative body set to look into the matter. A lot of the scandals have been covered by government because the President knows clearly that if he tries to investigate them properly, the results could topple his government,” Nyaho-Tamakloe insisted.
Nyaho-Tamakloe Vs. NPP
This is not the first time Nyaho-Tamakloe is publicly slamming the NPP, his own party in a way that creates political currency against it.
Prior to the 2016 general elections, Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe was very critical of the NPP to an extent he was generally perceived to be campaigning for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) whose flag-bearer was John Mahama.
Nyaho-Tamakloe was however unperturbed by the traitor-perception tag hanged on his neck and his relationship with the NPP worsened to an extent he was indefinitely suspended as a member of the party by the Greater Accra Regional Executive.
Nyaho-Tamakloe’s suspension was as a result of a petition filed against him by Stephen Asante, who accused the ‘founding member’ of conducting himself in a way that undermined the peace and unity of the party.
With barely 16 months to the 2020 general elections, it is not unexpected of Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe to pull the plugs on the NPP publicly.