The deputy minister of communications, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, has said that the executive director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Jean Mensah, is behaving arrogantly towards the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other political parties in the country.
“I am appalled by the insufferable arrogance displayed by Jean Mensah and her IEA, he told Accra-based Radio Gold on Saturday.
Kwakye Ofosu said he had listened to her interviews on some media platforms and found her posturing towards political parties and other stakeholders in the IEA’s planned presidential debates to be contemptuous and disrespectful.
He said the IEA was not superior to any political party in the country and therefore had no right to be disrespectful towards political parties.
“She absolutely has no right and her wings must be clipped by that organisation if indeed they want to be taken seriously in this country. Political parties are not minor organisations neither are they school boys to be summoned by the IEA as and when it chooses to debate,” he said.
Kwakye Ofosu’s comments come after Mrs Mensah stated that the IEA presidential and vice-presidential debates would go on with or without NDC participation.
The NDC had suggested that it would boycott the debates because the IEA failed to consult the party on the programme.