Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, K. T Hammond, has advised Information Minister, Mahama Ayariga to be firm in order to withstand what he described as “deliberate attempts to set him up to fail.”
The Legislator, speaking on Citi Fm’s news analysis programme, The Big Issue, recounted Mr Ayariga’s goofs in the Andrew Solomon saga as well as the recent Flagstaff House name change debacle, insisting that they were clear examples of the deliberate attempts to set him up.
Mr. Hammond also questioned why the President’s Executive Secretary had been silent on the decision to sign releases written on fictitious letter heads.
“Why is the Executive Secretary at the Presidency not talking? He was the person who signed all those things. Didn’t he know what he was signing and do people make that sort of [mistake] at the seat of government?”
He insisted however that contrary to other reports, there were no mistake.
“Ayariga is informed, he confirms it. Everybody knows around them that that is the fact. He goes out there, confirms it and then the General Secretary mounts the platform; who is the President to make such changes without reference to Parliament?”
The NPP MP opined that the treatment being meted out to Mr Ayariga was unfair and noted that “they are sacrificing him.”
Hon. Hammond advised the Information Minister to be strong and take a decision because “they can’t just be bossing you left right and center.”