The Communication Director of the ruling NPP has questioned the mental health of former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo for joining the protest against adding pension to the Domestic Debt Program.
The Former Chief Justice last week, joined some veterans and retired workers at the premise of the ministry of finance to protest against Akufo Addo’s idea to add pension earnings to the DDE program.
Sophia Akufo Said, as Retired Chief Justice, is entitled to some lifetime benefits but she is concerned about her colleague-aged folks who risked losing their pension if the government unilaterally adds pension to the DDE.
In his response to his view on the former CJ joining the demonstrators, Richard Ahiagba who speaks for the NPP said he cannot wrap his head around why the CJ whom he believed is informed about issues of governance will join what he Richard Ahiagba described as an uninformed public opinion about the domestic debt exchange program.
Richard Ahiagba said “The Finance Minister has on several occasions said that the program is not compulsory but voluntary. So I am confused as to why the former CJ protested yesterday (i.e. Friday). Others are willing to participate in the program and did not come out to protest so if we have the choice to participate, and she prefers not to, then the basis for her protest is not clear. “I do not understand why she chose to demonstrate over something she has the freedom to choose,”
Richard Ahiagba has won the noterity of making headless arguments ever since he was appointed to lead the NPP Communication.