It has emerged that former Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has been appointed as a Deputy Minister in the Akufo-Addo led government.
GhanaXtra.Com sources indicate that the NDC stalwart will be serving as the Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources.
According to information from the grapevine, negotiations on the matter have been concluded and Allotey Jacobs has accepted the offer on the table.
The appointment has been approved by the top echelon of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) pending an official announcement from the presidency and subsequent approval by Parliament’s appointment committee.
Allotey Jacobs now a perceived ally of the NPP was suspended by the NDC in 2020 over his public utterances on radio and on television.
A letter addressed to Mr. Jacobs and signed by the National Chairman of the NDC, Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, said Mr. Jacobs was suspended for “persistent anti-party conduct”.
“The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the National Democratic Congress, acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, at its meeting held on Wednesday, the 6th day of May 2020, has suspended you forthwith as a member of the party, pursuant to articles 46(1), 46(6) and 46(8) of the party’s constitution for your persistent anti-party conduct.”