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03 February 2017

Minority boycotts Otiko’s approval

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The Minority in Parliament has boycotted the approval of minister-designate for Gender and social protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, StarrFMonline.com has learnt.

Otiko Djaba, refused to apologise to former president John Mahama for describing him as “wicked” and “evil” when she appeared before the Appointments Committee  for her vetting.

Addressing supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the electioneering at Asawase in the Ashanti region, the NPP National Women’s organizer said: “President Mahama’s time is up…president Mahama is extremely wicked and so he must step down.”

The Minority caucus on the Appointments Committee  made a fruitless attempt to get her withdraw the comments when she appeared before them on Tuesday.

Ms. Djaba, however,  said she does not owe the former president any apology, arguing that she was simply exercising her freedom of speech.

Meanwhile, the Majority side of the House have reportedly approved her nomination as Minister for Gender and social protection.

 

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