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General Mosquito calls for Osafo Maafo's resignation.

Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General-Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), also known as General Mosquito, has challenged Mr. Yaw Osafo Maafo, Senior Minister in the Nana Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to resign.

His position is premised on the fact that Osafo Maafo, by inference, believes that exposing wrongdoing in the country by political vigilantes to foreign partners is unpatriotic.

The NDC chief scribe argued that anyone who tries to cover up wrongdoing in society must be referred to as unpatriotic, and not one who exposes it.

His comment was in reaction to allegations that former President John Dramani Mahama had shown videos of violent scenes of the Ayawaso Wuogon by-election to the diplomatic community in the country, for which the Senior Minister described the former president's action and conduct as unpatriotic.

Speaking in Kumasi on Nhyira FM's morning show, hosted by Kofi Asante Ening on Monday, Asiedu Nketia noted that the NPP, as a political party, has done worse things than what they are accusing the former President of, so Osafo Maafo and the NPP have no moral right to criticise John Mahama. He added that the late J.H. Mensah and others had thrown eggs at Professor Kwesi Botchwey at a donors' conference in the past.

Asiedu Nketiah, therefore, entreated Mr. Osafo Maafo to resign, because there is no logic in saying that sharing information with our development partners is unpatriotic.

He claimed the NDC will also show the videos to the Socialist Forum and other gatherings around the globe.

The NDC scribe called on all stakeholders, including the media, to add their voices to ensure that such electoral violence are not entertained in our body politics.

He said if the NPP claims the videos shown to diplomats are fake, then it is the media that rather sent wrong videos and information about the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence, because they (NDC) got the videos from the various media houses in the country.

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Publication:Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra, Ghana)
Date:Feb 21, 2019
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