NII LANTEY VANDERPUYE IS ENVIOUS OF THE STERLING ACHIEVEMENT S OF ISAAC ASIAMAH
Nii Lantey Vanderpuye is said to have intimated that the affable Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, is not fit for purpose as far as the sports ministry is concerned.
In his interview with JoyNews, the acerbic Member of Parliament for Odododiodio indicated that Isaac Asiamah is ‘a square peg in a round hole’, meaning his performance is not anything to write home about.
The fierce, unwarranted and baseless criticisms from Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye cannot shrivel up the resolve of Isaac Kwame Asiamah to continue living up to expectations as one of the best sports ministers if not the best in our sporting history.
Such invidious comparisons do not commensurate with the unprecedented achievements of Isaac Asiamah as the Sports Minister.
No Sports Minister has built sports infrastructure more than Isaac Asiamah in our history. He is a legend in this department.
Moreover, until the deadly coronavirus pandemic pummeled our shores, the sporting environment was at peace.
Even his handling of events in the midst of this great misfortune of COVID-19 speaks volumes of how he is the best person for the job.
The more I subject Nii Lantey Vanderpuye’s statement to analytical scrutiny, the more I am convinced that the former Sports Minister is filled with envy for Isaac Kwame Asiamah.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane and crack our brains to identify one project or thing Nii Lantey did that was so memorable that time has not been able to erode from our minds. Not a single worthy project comes to mind. Perhaps, we can remember how Nii Lantey Vanderpuye was always at loggerheads with the leadership of the Ghana Football Association at the time.
It is typical with people who used to be worshipped as sports icons to vent their emotive frustrations targeting those who have made their own stewardship pale into insignificance on the scale of comparisons. Isaac Asiamah dwarfs Nii Lantey Vanderpuye to the bench in terms of performance.
Nii Lantey Vanderpuye should go away with his frustrations. He cannot match Isaac Kwame Asiamah in this field.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.