Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has called on senior party members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to take ambassadorial position rather than going for a ministerial position in order to allow new faces to be brought on board.
“The old guards most of them should take a rest, they should go for ambassadorial positions and the rest. More fresh faces and limbs, I’m not talking necessarily young but some young ones must be brought on board, but I think the old guards…they’ve done well, they’ve helped Nana to achieve this victory. They should not be in the inner circles, it’s in their own interest.” He stated this on Joy FM over the weekend.
Intense lobbying started few days after the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei on December 9, declared Nana Akufo Addo as winner of the December 7 elections, with names of prominent members of the party popping up to occupy various ministerial positions.
A list of very qualified individuals especially those who served in the Kuffour administration from 2001 to 2008 have come up again for positions in government.
The President-elect is expected to present the list of his proposed ministers to the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NPP for review.