Former MP begs for job – There must be something else other than the money; that has made a former MP desire even the least slot at the Flagstaff house.
Former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North, Justice Joe Appiah, appears to be in desperate search for a political appointment from President Akufo-Addo as he’s indicated he’s ready to even take up a sweeping job at the seat of government, Flagstaff House.
The former Ranking Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Works and Housing lost his seat to Nana Akua Owusu Afriyieh in the party’s parliamentary primaries in 2015. He exited Parliament on midnight of January 6, 2017, after the expiration of the Fifth Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
Joe Appiah has now opened up about life after his defeat. According to him, he has not been treated fairly after losing his seat in the parliamentary primaries in 2015 and the 2016 elections.
The MP said he has not been rewarded with any political appointment after he worked tirelessly in his constituency to ensure the victory of the party in the 2016 general elections.
Speaking on Agoo TV, Hon. Joe Appiah who says he’s not been treated fairly told Yensenpa show Host, Bonohene Baffour Awuah that he’ll settle for any job given him by the President.
He bemoaned the high level of disregard meted out to those who toiled to bring the ruling party to power. Appiah lamented that with regards to political appointments, the ones who worked for the party are often forgotten.
Following his laments, the politician was asked what job he was hoping for. And on that note, Hon. Joe Appiah said he is willing to take up any job assigned him by President Akufo-Addo.
Even if he asks me to sweep the Flagstaff House, I’ll do that. Even if I’m asked to polish the President’s shoes for a fee, I’m ready to do that
Joe Appiah who has been MP for the constituency since 2012, polled the least votes at the last elections Akua Owusu Afriyieh, polled a staggering 315 votes to beat the incumbent MP. Kofi Ofori Bella had 305 votes, while Joe Appiah garnered only 184 votes.