Politics of Friday, 30 August 2013
The Greater Accra Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Ade Coker, has called on delegates in the NPP to seriously consider their party’s Director of Communications as flagbearer for the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.
According to Mr Ade Coker, Nana Akomea can effectively lead the NPP into the next elections because of his years of experience in politics, having served variously and effectively as Member of Parliament and Minister in a number of ministries, and now as Communications Director.
Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Friday August 30, 2013, the NDC Chairman said once Nana Akufo-Addo, 2012 presidential candidate, had decided to take a temporary break from the “hurly-burly of politics…(and) rest,” the largest opposition party should start looking for his replacement, and Nana Akomea would not be a bad choice.
He even volunteered to be the “campaign manager for his old friend.”
Nana Akomea served as MP for Okaikoi South for 16 years before stepping down in 2012. He also served in the Kufuor administration at the Tourism, Information and Manpower ministries.
He is currently the NPP’s Director of Communications.
Asked about the chances of Alan Kyerematen, who is tipped to throw his hat into the 2016 NPP flagbearer contest, having failed in earlier attempts, Ade Coker answered that Nana Akomea will be a better candidate for the NPP in future elections.