Editor of ABC News, Gordon Asare-Bediako, has said that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta should advise himself and step down if the people want him out.
According to him, the situation shouldn’t have gotten this far. “Because for 98 Members of Parliament, in fact more, to write and publicly declare that they don’t want you any longer as a Finance Minister, he should advise himself, it shouldn’t have come to this level”, he stated
He added that Mr. Ofori-Atta has allowed himself to be subjected to public ridicule.
Speaking on Prime Morning, on Friday, Mr. Asare-Bediako stated that this act can affect the party in the 2024 national elections because the public has decided and there’s a huge clarion call to do a reshuffle which they’re expecting the President to listen and take an action on.
“Nobody wants a president who has an adamant posturing and it’s not good for the party”, he said.
Mr. Asare-Bediako continued that, the President may admire the loyalty and competence of the Finance Minister, but it gets to a point when you listen to the voice of the people and prioritize their interest ahead of yours.
The Editor believes that stakeholders will respond and there will be stability in the system if the Finance Minister is changed.
“So to me, the President will do himself a lot of good by making Ofori-Atta go after the Appropriation bill has been passed”, he mentioned.