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Politics of Friday, 5 October 2018


Kojo Bonsu laughs off Ade Coker’s outburst

Flagbearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kojo Bonsu, says he is not concerned about the outburst of the party's Regional Chairman Regional Chairman, Joseph Ade Coker following his decision to join the race.

Mr Kojo Bonsu, who is hoping to lead the NDC as its flagbearer for Election 2020 has disagreed with suggestions that he was incompetent as a Mayor for Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).

His decision to contest former President John Mahama for the flagbearer post has not gone down well with some members of the opposition party.

One of such persons is Joseph Ade Coker, who is incensed about the decision, telling Mr Bonsu to stay away from the race because the presidency is “not cheap”.

According to Coker, former Kumasi Mayor does not qualify to lead the NDC.

Kojo Bonsu on Monday signalled the intention to contest and communicated same in a letter to the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.

But speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Thursday, Kojo Bonsu said he wasn’t paying attention to Mr Coker and others criticising him.

“Ade Coker has every right to be angry about my decision. We are in a democracy and so I won’t respond to him. If he thinks, I can’t be President that is his view. I believe in myself and know I can be President of Ghana,” he noted.