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“His Stay Was Long Overdue, Suspending Allotey Jacobs Was The Best Decision” – Ama Benyiwa-Doe

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa West Constituency, Madam Ama Benyiwa-Doe says she is happy with the decision by the largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) for suspending its former Central Regional Chairman, Bernard Allotey Jacobs.

According to her, the decision was a step in the right direction since the former Central Regional Chairman was not helping the party.

Speaking on an Accra-based radio station, the Former MP said “To me, if the person in the party is not helping, you side-line him/her. I was not happy when he was chosen as the party chairman. NDC took the right decision. He was not helping us”

She also added that Mr. Allotey Jacobs when giving the platform, does not speak in the interest of the party but rather gives opponents points to lambast the NDC.

She further revealed although Mr. Jacobs’ stay was long overdue, the party had platforms where members who had contrary ideas to issues, share thoughts but the former Central Regional Chairman did not do so.

She said “To me, I said to myself that fair weather friend is not a friend. Ask him how many travels he has made before landing in NDC. When NDC boycotted programmes years ago, we won, this is not new”

She also lauded the party on its decision to also boycott Peace Fm’s political morning show, ‘Kokrooko’ saying it is also a very good move.

She further quizzed Despite media why if prefers having him on their platform when he does not speak in the interest of the party.

“You know that every party have their constitution, if they do not abide by theirs, that’s their problem but with us, we do with ours and do not have a problem. When he gets to the disciplinary committee, they will get there” she said.

She noted that Mr. Allotey Jacobs does not necessarily have to be a member of the party before he thinks about the country.


“What is their problem about the NDC running mate? They should think about how to fix the Economy. They should ask ‘Addo guy guy’ on how best he has dealt with the economy” she fumed


Speaking on the closure of the Ghana’s borders, Madam Benyiwa-Doe noted that she is disappointed in President Akufo-Addo for not locking the country’s borders when the opposition suggested.

She said “NDC people told him to lock our borders, he didn’t listen. Now that the virus is here, her closed it. He did not manage this issue well. I can say he even brought it into the country”

Madam Benyiwa-Doe accused President Akufo-Addo for being the cause of the vast spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in the country.

“I won’t be surprised if ‘Addo guy guy’ brought the virus here since he was seen galivanting in a country which was termed as a hotspot fir the spread of Covid-19” she emphasised.


The Former MP praised Ex-President Mahama for generously donating Personal Protective Equipments to some health facilities in the country amidst the vast spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

She said “Didn’t you see John Mahama, honestly contribute his quota in terms of PPEs to health centres? He served his nation very well and he will come do same again very soon”

Madam Ama Benyiwa-Doe sympathised with Owners of Private Schools in the country adding that the directive to close down schools has gone a long way to affect the Operators.

She assured that when Candidate John Mahama wins the upcoming election, he will in his capacity support the smooth running of their Institutions.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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