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DDEP: Gabby’s tweet on former CJ evidences arrogance of power – A.B.A Fuseini

Sagnarigu MP, A.B.A Fuseini says the comments made by leading NPP member, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko directed towards the former Chief Justice for protesting against the Debt Exchange Programme is evidence of the arrogance of power.

According to Alhassan Bashir Alhassan Fuseini, former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo should rather be commended for standing with pensioners and not condemned.

The legislator noted that Mr Otchere Darko’s posture epitomises “the mindset of the government – arrogance of power.”

According to him, “this government has become so dead insensitive and arrogant.”

“This speaks volumes on the kind of government that we have, that the kind of government that shows not an iota of respect to people who have sacrificed their entire working lives for this country,” he said.

“They don’t care about the people of this country, this government is not interested in the people of this country. They are just interested in what they can make as a nation and that is where the problem is and so for him to say things like this is very unfortunate,” he added.

He applauded the former Chief Justice for hitting back at Gabby Asare Otchere Darko.

He also commended Sophia Akuffo for picketing at the Finance Ministry in solidarity with the pensioner bondholders in their call for exemption.

“She has shown that she has the disposition to solidarise with the downtrodden, to solidarise with the long-suffering people of this country and especially for very vulnerable pensioners who have nobody to speak for them,” he added.

It would be recalled that on Friday, former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo joined the pensioner individual bondholders to picket at the Finance Ministry to call for an exemption from the Debt Exchange Programme.

But her decision to show solidarity with the pensioners was criticised by Mr Otchere Darko.

The cousin of President Akufo-Addo, in a series of tweets on Sunday, said the former Chief Justice should have taken the time to understand issues pertaining to the ongoing Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP) before choosing the side of the pensioners.

“For a former CJ to take up a noble cause such as she did but at such late hour when all was done and for all that publicity, she owed it to herself and her social standing to have understood the issues far better than what she exhibited last Friday. She is bigger than that,” Mr Otchere-Darko tweeted.

Meanwhile, former Chief Justice Sophia Akufo has fired back at the President’s cousin, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, describing him as a “disturbance.”

She said Mr Asare Otchere-Darko “can call me paranoid, but I don’t care’ adding, “he doesn’t decide for me what I need to do and not do.”

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