Professor Ransford Gyampo

Political science lecturer of the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo appears surprised as to why former Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku Constituency, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye has not been given a ministerial appointment in the Akufo-Addo led government.

According to the political science lecturer, constituency popularity cannot define one’s competence for an office as a minister, mentioning Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta as an example.

“Why is Oko Boye not a Minister? Should winning a Parliamentary Seat be a condition for appointing all? Is the Finance Minister an MP? Is constituency popularity coterminous with competence? DISSIPATION OF BRAINS PERSONIFIED!” Prof. Gyampo said in a Facebook post.

The comment has since attracted comments with many agreeing with the professor.

“Oko Boye always makes intellectual debate devoid of insult to others…He doesn’t shout anyhow, he doesn’t insult JM directly, he quickly accepts his mistakes and apologies, and he is not violent… such a person doesn’t fit in Npp stock,” a comment said.
Another comment suggested that individuals making it as ministers regardless of their competence depended on their financial contributions towards the campaign of any ruling government.

Dr. Oko Boye conceded defeat in the 2020 parliamentary elections after a marathon counting and verification of ballots by EC officials after polls in the Ledzokuku Constituency.

At least 28 incumbent New Patriotic Party legislators lost their parliamentary seats in the 2020 elections.

Varied reasons were suggested for the development with many particularly intrigued by the dynamics that may have led to the exit of Ledzokuku MP, Dr. Benard Okoe Boye.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate Benjamin Ayiku Narteh beat the NPP’s Okoe Boye by a margin of 1,866 votes.

Dr. Oko Boye had also served as a deputy health minister to the admiration of many.


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