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Politics of Saturday, 25 August 2018


Bagbin is not prepared for flagbearership contest - Jinapor

Head of Department, Early Childhood Education at the University of Education, Winneba, Dr. Amidu Jinapor says Alban Bagbin is not prepared for the National Democratic Congress flagbeareship.

He believes Mr. Bagbin’s unsavoury comment will have a dent on his political career and not his Presidential ambition.

“I think Babgin’s comment is unfortunate and may affect his political career in future. It won’t affect his presidential ambition because I think he is not a prepared candidate,” he said on TV3’s Morning Show, New Day on Saturday.

Alban Bagbin is under pressure to apologize following calls from various physically challenged groups over some of his comments they describe as demeaning.

He is said to have told party communicators in the Volta Region, ex-President John Mahama made a bad decision by appointing Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, a stammerer as Communications Minister as well as Seidu Danaa, a visually-impaired person as Minister of Chieftaincy Affairs.

Dr Jinapor is asking the second Deputy Speaker of parliament to break his silence on the issue, make amends with people whose toes he stepped on.

“He should break his silence on the issue. I won’t sit here and tell him to apologise or not. He knows what’s best for him and so he should try and make amends with these people and especially former president John Mahama” he advised.