The maverick serial caller of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Appiah Stadium has accused the Former Head of Political Science at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Amoako Baah as being a hypocrite.
He alleges that Dr. Baah’s bitterness towards the Mahama and NDC led administration is based on government’s refusal to appoint him as a minister.
According to him, the political scientist is bent on bringing the good name of the party into disrepute, hence his constant lashing at the party because his bid to get an appointment has been ignored
‘He needs to be fair in his radio submissions. Can’t he say at least one good thing about the NDC party on radio and TV interviews and discussions,’ he asked.
The NDC serial caller said it is not only politicians who collect money from NDC government before doing its bidding, alleging that technocrats and academicians like Dr. Baah who are supposed to be objective in their discussions also receive kick-backs thereby becoming subjective.
‘I met him once at the Kumasi Airport looking rejected and disappointed complaining of being mishandled by some NDC party wigs at the presidency. He told me that he had calls to be at the airport to receive his appointment letter to chair one of the boards of state institutions,’ he claimed.
He used to be very fair in his submissions but his line of argument has changed, calling on the political scientist to always speak the truth for the benefit of future generations.
In a rebuttal, Dr. Baah who disclosed that he received appointment letters on four occasions from the then Vice President John Mahama, said he will publish all the appointment letters sent to him.
‘It was the NDC government which offered me an appointment to chair the board of Kumasi Polytechnic but I refused because I didn’t like the process. The Deputy Minister of Education, Okudzeto Ablakwa instructed the Rector of the Polytechnic to tell me to be in Accra for swearing in ceremony and I told him that I don’t approve of the process so I rejected the offer,’ he said.
Dr. Baah explained that he has no bad intention against the ruling party and that he tries to be objective in his radio and TV submissions.
‘It’s NDC which is in power, so if the government is not performing, I have to say it, when New Patriotic Party (NPP) comes to power and do not perform well , I will talk about it,’ he asserted.