The newly appointed Director of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) Dr Otchere Addai-Mensah has resigned.
His decision follows criticisms by New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters that, Dr Addai-Mensah was someone who did not believe that Nana Akufo-Addo could have led the party to win Election 2016.
He is reported to have expressed a number of grievances against Nana Addo's leadership, and that of the NPP's national executives prior to the elections.
Some Ghanaians on social media took screenshots of some statements he made in previous years showing his disagreements and criticisms of the NPP’s leadership since his appointment was announced.
Dr Addai-Mensah subsequently met President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday (April 4, 2017) at the Flagstaff House, where the issues of his disagreements, radio commentary and social media postings were discussed.
Sources indicated that Dr Addai-Mensah said he stands by all the comments he made and would decline his appointment if comments he made before now would make his appointment problematic.