The founder and President of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, Franklin Cudjoe has advised President Akufo-Addo to hand over the reins of government to his Vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia now.

According to him, this will prevent the President from commiting further blunders.

“Well, my dear friend the President listens to none these days, ( recall he hasn’t bothered  to respond to his party’s General Secretary’s hapless cry for a reshuffle) but I will still offer my advice- please hand over the reins of government to your Veep  now to avoid further blunders. We can meet later to discuss what must go into your memoir- for there is still a lot of  beautiful stories about you before you became President the world must know. Mr Cudjoe said in a Facebook post.

His comments come on the back of President Akufo-Addo appointing KPMG to conduct an immediate audit into the contract between the GRA and SML which was entered into to enhance revenue assurance in the downstream petroleum sector, the upstream petroleum production and minerals and metals resources value chain.

President Akufo-Addo has tasked KPMG to complete the assignment in two weeks, and submit appropriate recommendations to him.

But Franklin Cudjoe has slammed the President for not rather mandating a state body with constitutional power to investigate the controversial and GRA deal.

“Clearly the President has lost faith in all the state’s investigative bodies to investigate the SML matter. Not even in his own Office of Special Prosecutor he championed with such fanfare and millions of tax payers’ money.

“I know the President is worried about mounting quarterly / monthly scandals even in his last year in office, ( which he alone must be blamed for)  but l had no idea he would be this erratic in asking a private company with NO constitutional power to  investigate grave acts of state institutions the same private company advises for a fee and in some instances in direct competition with other clients of the same state entities it works for,” Mr. Cudjoe stated.