Kofi Konadu Apraku, a candidate for the New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer position, has stated that President Akufo-Addo ought to have shown more consideration for requests for the resignation of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.
Despite demands from members of the majority caucus for his expulsion after leading the nation into an economic quagmire, the president has kept his cousin employed at the Treasury.
The opposition caucus’ move for censure against Mr. Ofori-Atta was also defeated.
Dr. Apraku stated in an interview with government television station GTV on Monday, February 13, 2023
“If I were the President, I would have listened to the MPs and sacked Ofori-Atta”.
“In politics, you have to be sensitive to public opinion” Dr Apraku stated.
“Sometimes, it may not be the truth, but that is the sentiments, and the sentiments of the people need to be examined, and acted upon if it is possible”, he said.
He said: “It’s a great deal for the NPP MPs to come out there to say they don’t want our Finance Minister, their own Finance Minister that they have worked with in the past”.
He noted that “in a democracy, we have to be sensitive to the people”.
“Lack of action exacerbates the problem, so, you cut it off and cut your losses and I would have cut my losses and said: ‘Please, you have done enough, the environment is hostile to you, so, go'”.
“I would have changed him Ofori-Atta”, Dr Apraku stated.