Nana Obiri Yeboah, aide to Gabby Otchere-Darko, a leading member of the New Patriotic Party has threatened to sue Sammy Gyamfi, National Communication Director of the National Democratic Congress for defamation.
Sammy Gyamfi addressing the media yesterday said, “Contrary to his campaign promise, President Akufo-Addo has normalized the culture of nepotism in his government. He has given true meaning to nepotism by surrounding himself with a plethora of family members, friends, loved ones including his former lovers all in furtherance of his state-capture agenda.”
According to him, the President’s younger brother, Edward ‘Akufo-Addo (Bumpty); and their nephew, Gabby Asare Okyere Darko – the de facto Prime Minister, controls the President’s interests in government.
“It must be noted that, even though ‘Bumpty’ and ‘Gabby’ do not hold formal positions in government, the two are the President’s closest advisors. Gabby, in particular, is considered as the most powerful man in the Akufo-Addo administration, second only to the President. Bumpty on the other hand, as revealed by our investigations, is the President’s main man in Ghana’s Energy sector with numerous interests.”
The Communication Director said,” the wife of Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, and in-law of the President, Nana Adjoa Hackman, is not left out of the sharing of the spoils, as she has been appointed to the Board of the GNPC – a key institution which pivots Ghana’s petroleum sector. Also, Mr. Ekow Hackman, brother of Gabby’s wife, Adjoa Hackman and hence Akufo-Addo’s son in law, has been appointed as the Board Chairman of BOST.”
These allegations against Gabby Otchere-Darko, according to Nana Obiri Yeboah is frivolous and malicious geared towards damaging the hard-earned reputation of the lawyer.
According to him, Gabby Otchere-Darko is a hardworking private individual who is focused on his law firm, he has nothing to do in the Akufo-Addo government as alleged by the NDC
“I will advise my good brother to provide evidence to these claims or meet me in court and mind you, Mr. Darko is a very hardworking citizen who is focused on his law firm with his partner, he has nothing to do with government…. And even if Nana Addo has surrounded his government with family and friends the question we should all be asking is if they are qualified or not, Mahama would have done same if he had competent people in his family”. He said.