General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia must apologise to Ghanaians for “humiliating” Ghana by wearing his wife’s fur coat during a state visit to Germany last week, pressure group Alliance for Accountable Governance has said in statement issued Monday January 26, 2015.
The group also said President John Mahama must be held accountable for willfully subjecting the good people of Ghana to such “great humiliation.”
AFAG wondered why the President did not send Asiedu Nketia packing home after the fur coat debacle but rather allowed him to be part of his entourage for the entire period of his two-day state visit to Germany.
“This would have detached government and the good people of Ghana from this all-time embarrassing feat chalked by no mean a person than the general secretary of a ruling party,” AFAG said.
“Mr. President, your national [Secretary’s] behaviour is a bad example, a mockery to the separation of government in power to party, and a precursor to weakening of state institutions.
“This is a terrible legacy we advise you not to associate yourself with,” AFAG added.
AFAG said: “We demand an unqualified apology from government and the NDC general secretary for embarrassing Ghanaians.”
‘General Mosquito,’ as Asiedu Nketia is popularly known, has been mocked at and ridiculed by critics on social media for his fashion faux pas.
He, however, shrugged off the ridicule saying he rather deserves praises for choosing to be prudent by not buying another fur coat for the short period within which he travelled with the President.