Ghanaians blast Mpraeso MP Davis Opoku as 2015 tweet exposes double standard

Davis Ansah Opoku, the Member of Parliament for Mpraeso Constituency in the Eastern Region, has become the subject of a social media storm after defending the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) boss, Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Adu Owusu-Amoah, over an age controversy.

Mpraeso MP Davis Opoku

The controversy unfolded during a recent Public Accounts Committee (PAC) session, where the age of the GRA boss was a topic of discussion. Opoku took a firm stand in defence of Owusu-Amoah, asserting that his age was a personal matter and unrelated to PAC's mandate or public interest.

Opoku's stance, echoed by Deputy Finance Minister Abena Osei Asare, triggered a wave of criticism on social media. Users unearthed a tweet from Opoku dated 2015 that read, "Charlotte is 42 and will retire at age 70."

This revelation has sparked accusations of hypocrisy, as Opoku now supports the GRA boss's right to privacy regarding his age, while in the past, he publicly disclosed the age of then-Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei.

Social media users have been quick to highlight this apparent inconsistency, questioning the integrity of the Mpraeso MP and accusing him of a double standard in his approach to matters of public interest.


In a surprising twist to the unfolding drama, Charlotte Osei, the former EC chairperson, responded to Opoku's old tweet with a set of laughter emojis. She further commented "Ajeiiiii" to a post that called out the MP, in which she was tagged along with Opoku.

The online community continues to buzz with discussions, as Opoku finds himself in the eye of a digital storm, facing scrutiny for his past statements and his present defence of the GRA boss's privacy. The evolving situation raises questions about transparency, consistency, and the role of public figures in matters of accountability.


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