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Politics of Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Source: adomonline.com

If an indecisive Mahama can be president, why not Akufo-Addo - NPP

National Organizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu says he is shocked at claims by President John Mahama that the flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo is not qualified to be President.

According to John Boadu, the self-confessed ‘indecisive’ President has no moral right to doubt the capabilities of the NPP when it comes to governance.

His comment is in reaction to President Mahama's admonition to Ghanaians not to risk voting a divided NPP headed by a dictator into office.

Addressing party supporters at Bimbilla in the Northern Region during a campaign tour, the President said Nana Akufo-Addo has failed to unite his party and should therefore not be voted for in the December elections.

But John Boadu on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Wednesday opined that, given President Mahama’s performance in government, everyone can lead the nation.

“Even he Mahama who said in his own book ‘My First Coup d’état’ that “Danger lurks around any decision I make…” is president, why not Akufo-Addo” he quizzed.

Mr. Boadu who is also the acting General Secretary of the NPP could not fathom why President Mahama wants to be retained in power when he has moved Ghana’s economy from bad to worse.

“Mahama knows he has failed so the only way to convince Ghanaians to vote for his is to make such loose comments but we will ignore him,” he added.

John Boadu called on party members to treat President Mahama’s comment with the contempt it deserves and work hard to unseat the NDC in the December polls.