Scores of opposition National Democratic Congress footsoldiers on social media are not the least enthused about a picture showing their Minority Leader in a close head chat with President Akufo-Addo.
The two met when President Nana Akufo-Addo commissioned a newly-constructed building for the Ministry of National Security and launched the National Security Strategy document, the first such document in the country’s history.
It is unclear what the two were discussing but NDC footsoldiers would have none of that.
But on Wednesday, 3 March 2021, Parliament by a majority decision and consensus approved the nomination of 13 ministerial nominees while 10 were approved by consensus.
Some members of the NDC and their supporters were outraged.
ominees like Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, minister-designate for Information; Hawa Koomson, minister-designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture and Owusu Afriyie Akoto, minister-designate for Food and Agriculture were approved and the NDC lawmakers could do nothing to block them.
The NDC had also expected the three security ministers to be blocked but this was not done.
This comes on the back of allegations that the Minority in parliament had “cashed out” with the Akufo-Addo government to approve its ministers.
This also comes after National Communications Officer of the NDC Sammy Gyamfi went public attacking the NDC leadership in Parliament especially the speaker Alban Bagbin, Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu and Minority Chief whip Muntaka Mubarak.
According to Mr Gyamfi, these leaders “brazenly defied the leadership of the party and betrayed the collective good for their selfish interest. And we, must not let them succeed in their parochial quest to destroy the NDC, the party that has done so much for them and all of us. The shame they have brought on the party will forever hang like an albatross around their necks.”
The party has since said it has reconciled the past but it appears footsoldiers have no short memory.