Hon. Fredrick Opare Ansah, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Suhum in the Eastern Region, is the subject of dirty brinkmanship less than three months after he disgraced Ghana at the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja in February.
The NPP’s Constituency Youth Organizer for Suhum, Kwasi Dogbey, who is also a footboy of Mr. Opare Ansah, has threatened President Akufo-Addo to either jostle the MP into a place in his government, or forget about winning votes in Suhum, come 2020.
In interviews with journalists, in which Kwasi Dogbey had referred to Hon. Opare Ansah as “Our father,” Akufo-Addo was accused as an ingrate who has not considered to return a good favor that Hon Opare Ansah had led Suhum to do him in the 2016 elections.
By not appointing the Suhum MP into any position in his government, Kwasi Dogbey said the President had even betrayed all NPP activists and supporters in Suhum.
“During the elections, we worked very hard for Nana in the understanding that if he became President he would give our father an appointment so that the spoils of power can trickle down to us too through Hon. Opare Ansah.
“But since Nana became President he has betrayed all of us by refusing to give our father an appointment,” Kwasi Dogbey said in Twi in one of his interviews.
Concluding that “betrayal” to Suhum was undeserved, Kwasi Dogbey demanded that the President either “fix Opare Ansah somewhere” or take notice that in 2020, the people of Suhum will vote against him.
Observers have not had difficulties seeing that Kwasi Dogbey’s brinkmanship targeted at President Akufo-Addo is remote controlled by Hon. Opare Ansah himself as the grand puppeteer.
The Suhum MP has never hidden his sense of entitlement with the current government embarrassing Ghana at the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja in February to assert his privilege to be on Ghana’s delegation to the sub-regional Parliament.
In February, opening of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja had been postponed after Fred Opare Ansah had refused to step down following the dropping of his name from the list of Ghana’s delegation to the regional legislature.
To the shock of many, the Suhum MP had vandalized diplomatic courtesy and remained on the delegation until the MP for Efutu, Alexander Afenyo Markins, had volunteered to be a sacrificial lamb.
Even so, the disgrace brought to Ghana had resounded internationally.
Sources say this same sense of entitlement by Opare Ansah is what is driving him to pull the strings behind Kwasi Dogbey, who has since threatened the President.
Mr. Dogbey, in his interviews, however, makes the point that President Akufo-Addo had promised to appoint Hon. Opare Ansah into his government while on the 2016 campaign trail.
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