Former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North, Justice Joe Appiah, appears to be in desperate search for a political appointment from President Akufo-Addo as he’s indicated he’s ready to even take up a sweeping job at the seat of government, Flagstaff House.
The former Ranking Member on the Parliamentary Committee on Works and Housing is aggrieved that he’s not been rewarded with an appointment after he worked tirelessly in in his constituency to ensure the NPP’s victory in the 2016 general election.
Hon. Joe Appiah who’s a two term MP lost his seat to Nana Akua Owusu Afriyieh [incumbent MP] in the NPP’s Parliamentary Primaries in 2015.
He exited Parliament on midnight of January 6, 2017 after the expiration of the Fifth Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
Speaking on Agoo TV, Hon. Joe Appiah who says he’s not been treated fairly told Yensenpa show Host, Bonohene Baffour Awuah that he’ll settle for any job given him by the President.
”Some of us who toiled to bring this party to power have been sidelined with respect to appointments. After bringing 55,000 votes to the constituency no one was bothered to call me after the party came to power. Some others who didn’t labour are the ones enjoying now. It’ll take God to touch the heart of President Akufo Addo to give me an appointment.
Asked by the host what sort of job he’s hoping for, Hon. Joe Appiah said ‘‘any job I’m offered by the President, I’m ready to do. I’m there to serve my nation. Even if he asks me to sweep the Flagstaff House, I’ll do that. Even if I’m asked to polish the President’s shoes for a fee, I’m ready to do that. I’m serious about what I’m saying.”