Mr. President Akufo-Addo, please who’s Gabby Asare Otchere Darko in your government; Ghanaians want to know
A very simple question hangs on the lips of Ghanaians to Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo, regarding the official position of Mr Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, who happens to be President Akufo-Addo’s nephew.
Gabby Asare Otchere Darko apparently runs a law firm at La Bonne, behind the La Bonne Coffee Shop, yet he’s the mover of everything in this Akufo-Addo administration, whiles legally and technically he’s not responsible for what he moves in his uncle’s government.
Gabby holds no official appointment in the Akufo-Addo government, and he holds no official portfolio whatsoever, yet everything passes through him, including ministerial appointments and those of other appointees.
Gabby Asare Otchere Darko is officially named as a member of government delegations to every country wherever President Akufo-Addo goes. Is he the head of security?; is he the foreign minister in disguise?; is he the head of information and communication?; is he a minister for special duties in addition to the already non-functioning 110 ministers and their deputies as the number 111th in the unprecedented history of government ministerial appointments?
Mr President Akufo-Addo, Ghanaians need an answer to this very simple question “Who Is Gabby Asare Otchere Darko In Your Government?
Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, as Ghanaians have come to know has been the biggest problem in your administration instead of being a solution to your administration’s problems.
Gabby Asare Otchere Darko calls Akyem caucus ministerial meetings, and indeed we don’t know with what authority he calls such meetings.
Gabby needs to be consulted for his assent and express approbation before any government project can be approved for commencement.
The AMERI deal that caused Hon Boakye Agyarko his being made an innocent sacrificial lamb was prepared by your pampered and spoilt nephew Gabby Asare Otchere Darko and Asante Bediatuo. The AMERI deal negotiations that Ghana, as an aggrieved and cheated party agreed to take place their premises was technically and psychologically wrong. Instead, they should have come to our premises to plead, yet it was attended by your top ministers, including Gabby, whose yes and no cannot be challenged, and your puppet Chief of Staff, just to mention only a few*
We know about all the inducements given to the Ghanaian delegation that took place before and after the renewal of the deal for yet another twelve years, instead of ending it. It is this AMERI deal that you vehemently spoke about as stinking when you were candidate Akufo-Addo. Why has it been renewed by your administration?
When you are out of the scene, we will let Ghanaians know and trust that “Charity Truly Begins At Home”. We’re going to demonstrate this by not sparing any of your corrupt appointees, all or most of whom we know, and they will be dealt with side by side with all others to suffer for their own deserts as a proper way of seriously fighting against corruption with zeal and conviction.
Corrupt Gabby Asare Otchere Darko and Asante Bediatuo have been the biggest stumbling block between your supposed “good” intention to fight against corruption, and which in fact you cannot do, because both Gabby and Bediatuo are neck-deep inside the dirty pool of corruption; but mind you, they will be probed sooner than later, as you should start numbering your days left as a one-term President.
Received wisdom should have prompted you that you’re ditching the NPP as almost everybody has kept tight-lipped. ‘Silence, we’re telling you, is always ominous’.
Whereas previous governments have sought to reduce poverty in any way possible, a Gabby Asare Otchere Darko-run Akufo-Addo administration has its aim of constructing rather than alleviating poverty in Ghana. This is the reason why Akufo-Addo’s administration is going down in Ghana’s political history as the worst ever.
Gabby Asare Otchere Darko and Asante Bediatuo are responsible for Martin Amidu’s inability to function as an appointed Special Prosecutor by disallowing his office to be resourced to start functioning.
Please, Mr President Akufo-Addo, let us know what official appointment position Gabby Asare Otchere Darko holds. We want to know his role duties and responsibilities and be able to assess what performance gains he has chalked-in so far such that if he deserves commendations, all of us can hail him, but if not, and he deserves condemnation for your administration’s slowness and failure, then we can squarely attribute it to him.
*Mr President Akufo-Addo, be mindful of the fact that your one-term President is clearly written on the walls of your office, and in indelible ink. Not until you come out and tell Ghanaians and NPP loyalists about the role responsibility of your nephew Gabby Asare Otchere Darko as to whether he’s a minister; a presidential staffer, and if so what role he plays; an adviser and what sort of advisory role he plays, etc etc, we will never let you have your peace of mind*
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