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Boakye Agyarko tells it all: “I am not on talking terms with Akufo-Addo”

A presidential hope of the New Patriotic party (NPP):Boakye Agyarko  says he is not on talking terms with Akufo Addo.

The Former Energy Minister who is noted for speaking impeccable English says he currently has no relationship with President Akufo-Addo.

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Mr. Agyarko was sacked by President Akufo- Addo in 2018 over a power purchase agreement between the government of Ghana and the Africa Middle East Resources Investment (AMERI).

The first Energy Minister under the Akufo-Addo administration who spoke to  Asempa FM on Monday that his decision not to be on talking terms with the President is not based on hatred but rather he has learned to move on with his life.

“I do not have a relationship with him [President Akufo-Addo] now. No, I don’t. People get married for thirty years and they get divorced, don’t they? …Not because of hatred.

“Me, I will never let anybody bring me so low as to hate him. I don’t hate anybody, but there comes a time when circumstances make it that you go your way, you have to move on,” he said on Ekosii Sen on Monday, June 20.

The former energy minister said  the last time he spoke to President Akufo-Addo face-to-face was over a year ago.

Speaking on how he was relieved of his post, Boakye Agyarko said “I was called by the Chief of Staff and she said that the President said he cannot work with me again. I said that is fine and I moved.”

When Mr. Agyarko was asked if he will accept an appointment to serve in President Akufo-Addo’s government,  he said he is currently focused on his presidential ambition.

The letter sacking Mr. Agyarko contains some of the statements seen below.

“President Akufo-Addo has asked Mr Boakye Agyarko to hand over his office to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, who will act temporarily as Minister of Energy, until a substantive appointment is made.

“The President wishes Mr Boakye Agyarko well in his future endeavours.”

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