Former Member of Parliament for Tema East, Titus Glover believes the disagreement between Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and Gabby Otchere Darko could have been avoided.
Commenting on the issue during a discussion on TV3 on 16th November 2022 Mr Glover explained that the Majority Leader in Parliament Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu should have first communicated with Gabby Otchere-Darko before publicly making claims that Mr Otchere-Darko is accusing him of working against the Finance Minister.
Stressing on the issue Mr Glover said “You could have asked Gabby about it before reacting, Gabby says he never said those things”.
“I felt that the Majority Leader could have been patient and found out from his brother Gabby.”
Per the former legislators’ view if the majority leader had at least sought clarity on the issue this whole brouhaha which in his view has given some weapon to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) could have been avoided as Mr Otchere-Darko has insisted that he never said those things.
Mr Otchere Darko who is a leading Member of the New Patriotic Party responded to the recent backlash from the Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu that he[Gabby] was scheming to remove him from the Suame seat and that he[Majority Leader] is telling the legislators in the Majority caucus to call for the removal of the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.
“I have listened to excerpts of the interview of Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, on Sompa Radio, claiming I had gone on Asaase Radio to allege that he was the ringleader behind the NPP MPs calling for the resignation of the Finance Minister.
“He is also quoted in reports of that interview online as saying that I sponsored a failed candidate against him in the NPP parliamentary Primaries leading to the 2016 general elections. I have since sent him a message on this denying same. But, I consider it necessary to also put my side out publicly,” Gabby Otchere-Darko explained.
“I have said no such thing on Asaase Radio or any other radio station or media house, whether on-air, online, or in print, either directly or indirectly. Indeed, my position, so far, on this issue in Parliament within the Majority Caucus, has been to deliberately stay away from commenting on it publicly.”
He added, “I have never sponsored any candidate against the Majority Leader for the Suame seat. I would never do such a thing to a person I considered a strong loyalist even within the NPP”.