Friday, August 5, 2016

Parliament rejects Mahama’s deputy minister nominee Oti Bless


President John Dramani Mahama’s deputy ministerial nominee for Local Government and Rural Development, John Oti Bless today suffered a major setback in his political career as his approval has been put on hold by Parliament.




Two other nominees, Emmanuel Bombande and Joseph Angmor Tetteh, deputy minister-designates for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, and Eastern Region respectively have been approved.

Oti Bless was allegedly caught on tape together with the convicted Montie three, making highly offensive comments against the Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Wood.

Two panelists, Alister Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn, together with the host of the political show ‘Pampaso’ Maase Salifu, a.k.a Mugabe, threatened to eliminate justices of the Supreme Court over their handling of the lawsuit on the credibility of the country’s voters’ register.

The three have since been jailed for four months and paid a fine of Ghc10,000 each, after the court found them guilty of contempt charges brought against them.

Oti Bless, Nkwanta North MP, is reported to have accused the Chief Justice of ‘conniving’ with the opposition NPP in an attempt to reverse the election results in 2008 and in 2012 which saw the late John Evans Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama elected into office respectively.