‘Disappointing’ Ministerial approval: I snapped my ballot to be used as evidence – Kofi Adams joins list

NDC News Kofi Adams, MP for Buem
MAR 29, 2023 LISTEN
Kofi Adams, MP for Buem

The Member of Parliament for Buem Constituency, Kofi Adams has confessed he is one of the NDC MPs who secretly took a photo of their ballots during the vote on ministerial nominees.

The minority lawmaker noted that the lack of trust in recent times prompted his actions, particularly when it had to do with something crucial to the opposition party and Ghanaians.

In an interview on Accra-based Joy News' PM Express programme on Monday, March 27, the lawmaker defended his actions, noting that they were right in this particular instance.

"You enter the voting booth alone; nobody is watching you. Except for those who, knowing what had happened in the past and didn't want to suffer another collective tagging, went in there and did what normally should not have been promoted.

"With their phones and had to capture, because that is where it had gotten to. To capture it and to keep it, and they were right. They were so, so right," he revealed.

"Yes, I did. By my name, Adams, we are among the very first to be called, and so those behind had more time to plan. I went in there with my phone, and I am happy I did. I am happy I did despite that call coming through... it is very unfortunate that it went the way it went," he added when over 30 members broke ranks to approve the six ministerial nominees and two Supreme Court justices in a secret ballot on Friday, March 24.

This, according to Mr. Adams, came as a shock to him.

"I didn't see it coming; not even the majority saw it coming." That is why, on Friday, the deputy Majority Leader was begging and was trying to argue that it is not an election but an approval and that we didn't have to go through secret balloting and that we should just stand to be counted. "Because even they were not sure of their side," he said.

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