Financial analyst and member of the on-holiday pressure group, OccupyGhana, Sydney Casely -Hayford, has publicly admitted his vitriolic attacks on John Mahama, his government and his party; the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have been borne out of a strong dislike, but not from a constructive disposition.
Many have over the years observed, Mr Casely-Hayford’s strong criticism of the NDC government and its members since 2009, when he made an entry into the public space as a social commentator.
While, some had held he was doing so on fair grounds devoid of any personal resentment, Mr Hayford, a regular panelist on Citi FM’s “Big Issue” hosted by Selorm Adornoo, last Saturday, cleared that doubt with the bombshell.
According to him, it was a known fact that he dislikes Mr Mahama and the largest opposition party, and won’t attempt to hide it.
The confession was forced out of his throat by a listener, who sent in a message, asking him to criticize the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration like he did to the NDC government led by John Mahama.
The listener, Kwame Sampson Tonner, domiciled in Boston, USA, asked Sydney, if he loved Ghana as he claims, he should do the needful by pointing out the wrongs of the Akufo-Addo government, instead of painting a perfect picture of the Akufu-Addo administration.
Kwame’s text read, “Sydney cannot hide his dislike for John Mahama. My only wish is that he should critic this clueless government, as he did to the NDC, if he loves Ghana”.
A surprised Sydney, reacted to the listener saying “Oh, I have never hidden the fact that, I dislike the NDC and John Mahama, so this one di333, I don’t know why he wants me to say anything more”.
When it was pointed to him that the listener wants him to do it vehemently like he did to the NDC in the past by the Odododiodio Member of Parliament (MP) Nii Lante Vanderpujie, he replied “But I critic this government”.
Sydney is known to have soft spot for the NPP, and has been heard many times defending the NPP government, even more than some of the core members. It is not clear, if he hold an NPP membership card.
But recently, he is been accused of benefitting from a contract with the Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company (GCMC) awarded him by its boss; Francis Asiam.
That contract has been questioned by the former Finance and Accounts Manager of the company, Julius Opuni Asamoah.
The former Finance and Accounts Manager, has since dragged Mr Casely-Hayford’s contract amounting to GH¢70, 000, with other allegation to the Special Prosecutor’s Office pending investigation, saying it was wrongful awarded him.