Anti-corruption campaigner and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Esikuma-Odobin-Brakwa, Mr. Paul Collins Appiah Ofori, popularly known as P.C. Appiah Ofori, is subtly appealing to President Nana Akufo Addo to consider him for appointment in his administration.
P.C. Appiah Ofori is unhappy that the Nana Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, after more than a year in office, has not given him any ministerial or board member appointment, in spite of his role in the party.
In an interview on Tamale-based Diamond FM, “Not even a ( on)board has he put me. Akufo-Addo has not sent me to board …I am still there like that. I remember when Cocoa Marketing Board scandal took place, I asked him to send me there as the CEO so that I could curb corruption but he refused”.
He disclosed that, but for savings he made in Nigeria through fixed deposits and treasury bills, prior to becoming an MP, he wouldn’t be able to take care of his responsibilities as a family head.
“As for me, I prepared before I came home. Before I became an MP I was in Nigeria working there and therefore I made a lot of savings through fixed deposits and treasury bills. Since I retired five years ago I have not worked anyway and earned any income but I pay my water bills and light bills. I rather help people who are in need”, he disclosed.
He remains optimistic that there is more time for the president to consider him for an appointment that would enable him fight corruption.
P.C. Appiah Ofori fell out of favor with some of his own party men over his fight against corruption and rampant declarations of wrongdoings in the President Kufuor Administration.
He was one of the opponents of the manner in which the NPP MPs hurriedly sold Ghana Telecom to Vodafone UK, supporting allegations that each of the Majority MPs was given an amount of $5000 to approve the sale at the dying embers of that parliament.