Allegations Nana Addo forced BoG governor to resign - NDC

National chairman of the NDC Kofi Portuphy said Dr. Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku's resignation was politically motivated.

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has alleged that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo forced Dr. Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku to resign as the governor of the Bank of Ghana in order to fill his position with party loyalists.

According to the national chairman Kofi Portuphy, Dr. Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku's resignation was politically motivated.

READ MORE: Governor of the Bank of Ghana resigns

"Since the assumption of office, the Akufo-Addo administration has forced several professional public servants out of their offices, and replaced them with loyalist party members… A typical example is the manner in which the governor of the Bank of Ghana has been prevented from completing his term of office and has been forced to resign prematurely," he said.

 

Kofi Portuphy addressing at a press conference said the BoG governor was forced to resign in order to satisfy party loyalists.

READ ALSO: BoG Governor under intense pressure to resign

Dr. Issahaku who was appointed by former president John Mahama resigned as  head of the Central bank.

Dr Issahaku announcing his resignation said he decided to quit for personal reasons.

 

"They did not force me out. It was a personal decision," he said.

READ MORE: NDC will recapture power in 2020 - Kofi Portuphy

He succeeded Dr Henry Wampah in April 2016.

Before his appointment as the governor, Dr Issahaku had been the second deputy governor of the central bank since July 2013.

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