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.

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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.

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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.