‘Why Approve The Man Who Caused Me Such Pain?’ – Sam George Questions Minority MP Colleagues
Ningo Prampram MP Samuel Nartey George is the latest lawmaker to vent his spleen on the outcome of the secret balloting in Parliament that saw the approval of the six ministerial nominees.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, March 28, he questioned why his National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority colleagues let him, his constituents and the country down by approving all six of Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees.
Of particular concern to him was the approval of Bryan Acheampong, former Minister of State at the Ministry of National Security, now Minister for Food and Agriculture.
The vociferous former presidential staffer who feels he and his colleagues “has let down and stabbed right in the heart our base and supporters” questioned why the Abetifi MP was approved.
“I have been silent. It is a difficult place to be. I am not one to be silent, it is not in my nature. My silence has been borne out of pain, a type that cuts so deep it leaves you speechless. My pain is twofold – a sense of being let down and a sense of letting down,” he said.
He continued, “I feel let down by the fact that in those hallowed Chambers of Parliament, I hold the unfortunate singular record of being the only victim of Bryan Acheampong’s brutality and machinations at the National Security Ministry. The scars of Ayawaso West Wuogon’s by-election are still very fresh on my mind and even though as a Christian I have told myself to forgive, it is hard to forget.
“How could my colleagues, some of whom marched with me to the Police HQ to demand justice, vote for the man who caused me such pain? Where is the sense of camaraderie? Are we not Comrades in the struggle again? Would I feel safe to leave my drink or food with any of them again? These thoughts have haunted me since Friday. Is this the Caucus I have rushed to defend always in the past? Is it really worth that hustle? See why I have kept quiet?”