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Minority rejects Otiko Djaba

The Member of Parliament for Bodi constituency and a member of the Appointments Committee in Parliament, Sampson Ahi has revealed that the Minority has rejected the approval of Minister-designate of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba.

“There is a general consensus for us in the Minority not to support Otiko because of her posturing before the committee and her response to some questions that were asked her during vetting yesterday. Off-course her approval will be by the majority when it comes to the floor for consideration,” Mr. Ahi told Accra-based Kasapa FM.

Mr Ahi said the Minority will soon register their position and give specifics as to why the nominee was rejected.

Gender Minister-designate Otiko Afisa Djaba who appeared before the Appointments Committee of parliament for vetting on Monday has been in the news recently over what many described as her unfortunate posture towards some issues raised.
Her refusal to apologise to the former president John Mahama for some unsavoury comments prior to the 2016 elections seems to have baffled some Ghanaians.

Ahead of the 2016 general election, Otiko Afisa Djaba is reported to have described the former president as “evil,” “wicked” and “an embarrassment” to the people of northern extraction.
But Ms Djaba said she only criticised the former president but did not insult him.
She said she hails from the same Region as the former Ghanaian leader and has the right to subject his actions to scrutiny.

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