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Politics of Monday, 18 February 2008

Source: - THE SUN

Nana eyes Alima for Veep slot


Saintly looks, feminism, the Islamic creed, and above all good-nature have dovetailed together to give Minister for Children and Women’s Affairs, Hajia Alima Mahama the edge as NPP’s incoming vice-presidential candidate. The lawyer by first-trade Hajia Alimah seems to have beaten a bevy of qualifiers from the northern and other caucuses, who had been penciled for the nation’s number two political slot.

Until the Hajia’s emergence onto the selection scene, Ministers Oboshie Sai Cofie and Agnes Chigabatia had their noses in front. Also in the fray then was the Lepowura Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula.

Canvassers for Alhaji Jawula must have worked exceedingly hard for in a short space of time, the Lepowura walked on the fringes of the CAN 2008 to make public appearances once-too-often on television especially.

Minister Alima’s appeal is gaining great support for not only is she a Muslim, she is also untainted in a political terrain where staying spotlessly clean is much harder than the seemingly easy task of breathing.

Additionally, unlike others, Hajia carries no excess baggage.

Yet again she is feminine which should appeal to all right across the political and social board nationwide and above all, is said to have that persuasive holding over elders in the Zongo Communities nationwide, by virtue of his religious persuasion.

Deeply-placed NPP capos say, presidential candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo finds his colleague law luminary, a most fitting jig-saw that could smash the NDC pair of Egya Atta Mills and John Mahama to pieces. But even in the dying embers of selection time at the level of the NPP hierarchy, tees are still being crossed and jays dotted so that at the appropriate time, three great nouns; HAJIA ALIMA MAHAMA will certainly be announced as a partner to the Nana Addo ticket.

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