Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah, has recalled his rejection by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) side of Parliament when he was vetted for a ministerial appointment years ago.
He lamented about the number of times he appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament, following his nomination by the late President Jerry John Rawlings and how he was rejected by a Parliament made up of mainly members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with just one opposition Member of Parliament (MP).
He mentioned his subsequent appointments as a minister and the rejections he suffered in the hands of the NPP and asked the Minority side to “understand better the group they are competing with”.
Dr. Spio Garbrah, asked “When the Supreme Court, by Panels of 7 or 9, voted 9:0 or 7:0 times against NDC, were our MPs watching?
Below is what he wrote…
In 1993, there were Zero NPP MPs, but a Parliament of 1 Egle Member and all the rest NDC members managed to reject my nomination.
In 1997, 100% of NPP MPs voted against my nomination. In 2014, 100% NPP MPs again voted against my nomination. Do you think it’s because I had committed any crimes or I was incompetent? NDC should understand better the group they are competing with. When the Supreme Court, by Panels of 7 or 9, voted 9:0 or 7:0 times against NDC, were our MPs watching? Is it because Tsatsu made no sense to them, or for other reasons! ?