National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer hopeful and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has stated that some bad appointments by the Mahama administration hurt the prospects of the NDC ahead of its disastrous 2016 election performance.
In his reflections, while speaking to delegates in the Volta Region, Mr. Bagbin noted the appointment of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa as a Deputy Education Minister in-charge-of Tertiary as one of such appointments.
“We had very good material in our last government but the placement was wrong. Look at my son-in-law Ablakwa; brilliant handsome young man but he had problems before he got his certificate at Legon. You recall they almost rusticated him.”
“After he’s done national service in Parliament and joined politics, he was made a deputy Minister for Education in Charge of Tertiary. [So for] the lecturers, what are you telling them? Some of these decisions affected us a lot,” Mr. Bagbin said.