Acting National Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Adomako Baafi, has resigned his position with immediate effect, and asked the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party to, as a matter of urgency, find his replacement.
Confirming his decision in multiple interactions with the media yesterday, the firebrand communicator said he had become bored with his routine office work, and would rather serve the party in a more-engaging capacity.
“I want to be with the masses. I cannot be sitting in the office and all the time meetings upon meetings and things are going wrong. The party leadership should understand me…it is not anger…the party should also bear with me. The best thing was after the election of new executives, some appointments should have been made”, he said.
According to him, his commitment to grassroots service for the party would be impeded if he maintained the position of Director of Communications.
“I cannot continue my visits to the villages and other rural areas canvassing for votes for the party if I continue to hold the position as Director of Communications”, he stressed.
A few months ago, there were reports in the media that Adomako Baafi had been relieved of his duties at the party’s Asylum Down office, and that he was to be replaced by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Adenta Constituency, Hon. Yaw Buabeng Asamoah.
The report was originated by a Facebook post by Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, an NPP insider at the corridors of power.
“Congrats to Yaw Buabeng Asamoah for your appointment as the new Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party. Clearly, there was a huge leadership vacuum in the ruling party’s communication machinery and we are all happy to hear that Chairman Blay, General John Boadu and the team have acted accordingly”, Gabby’s post read.
But Adomako Baafi refuted the reports that he had been sacked from office, saying it was just a plot to tarnish his political career.
He added that he was appointed through a process and as such expected the same process to be followed to ‘dismiss’ him.
It is, however, not clear if Hon. Asamoah would indeed take up his position as was rumoured some months ago.