A Presidential Staffer and aide to President Akufo-Addo, Charles Nii Teiko Tagoe has gone on a rant lashing out at critics of government after attempts to rename University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani was made public.
In his view, the uproar of government's decision to rename the institution after late Prime Minister of the Second Republic, Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia is needless.
Describing the critics as tribal bigots, Mr Tagoe stated that there were no opposing views when the Akufo-Addo led government renamed the Ho Polytechnic to Ephraim Amu Technical University.
There is a general public outcry on social media over the decision to rename some tertiary institutions in the country.
Recently, President Akufo-Addo renamed the Wa Campus of the University of Development Studies (UDS) after Simon D. Dombo and the Navorongo Campus after C.K Tedem, both stalwarts of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo political tradition.
During a keynote speech on Saturday, 10 August 2019 at the 4th Graduation Ceremony of the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Sunyani in the Bono Region University, President Akufo-Addo announced the institution will be named after Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia.
There have also been reports of the Akufo-Addo led government intends to rename UG to J.B Danquah University of Ghana.
But in a post on his Facebook in response to calls by Ghanaians to halt the renaming spree, Charles Nii Teiko Tagoe wrote: “Why is it that when the same President Akufo-Addo gave approval to renamed the Ho Technical University, which was formerly known as Ho Polytechnic to EPHRAIM AMU TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, we did not see the same reaction from our petty rabid behind- the-keyboard Facebook activists? Today, a university is about to be renamed after an illustrious son and a former Prime Minister of this country and you ask yourself why the fuss and needless cacophony? Tribal bigots. We see you!”