The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has expressed shock at the level of cronyism that has engulfed the Nana Addo-led administration.
“Even the former concubine and ex-baby mother of the president has been appointed ambassador in his administration,” Koku Anyidoho alleged.
According to him, the president has four children, one with one Virginia Hesse who has been appointed as Ghana’s ambassador to the Czech Republic.
He explained that the president had his first daughter with Ambassador Virginia Hesse, a twin with a late woman who died under mysteriously circumstance and another one with a Nigerian national.
He says in all the president has five daughters, including one with Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady.
The former Director of Communications at the Presidency under late president John Evans Atta-Mills made this statement on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ afternoon socio-political show hosted by Kwame Afrifa Mensah on Accra-based Happy FM.
“This is how nauseating the levels of nepotisms and cronyism are in the ten month-old administration of the NPP under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” he said.
“It is only under the NPP that cousins and distant cousins have all grabbed positions; this has never happened in the history of Ghana’s politics,” he reiterated.
But in a sharp riposte, Deputy General Secretary of the governing NPP, Obiri Boahen described Mr Anyidoho’s allegations as the effusions of an uncouth and uncultured being.
“….it is only uncultured individuals who will go to town with such statements about the president,” he asserted.