A Deputy Information Minister, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei has waded into the nepotism debate, accusing former President John Mahama of having made his wife, Lordina Mahama, the Vice President and subsequently his running mate when he was President of Ghana.
She is of the view that by reason of the power wielded by former First Lady, Lordina Mahama, she was the Vice President indeed while the real Vice President was just there by name since he wielded no power.
With accompanying billboards that have the image of John Mahama and his wife in the run-up to the 2016 election, the deputy minister wrote sought to show proof of her assertion that she was de facto Vice President and later running mate.
“When your wife becomes your defacto Veep and running mate, then you just hit an unbreakable record of nepotistic Government. The record is all yours. The alternative is absolutely empty,” he alleged in a post sighted by MyNewsGh.com.
Her comments come on the back of accusations by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is the most nepotistic government in Ghana’s history given that, for now, President Akufo-Addo has at 51 relatives appointed by him in his government.
The NPP has however dismissed the charge, arguing that even if the numbers were even true, all the appointees are well qualified to serve.