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Politics of Sunday, 22 November 2015


'Novice' Andah no 'threat' at all – Hanna Tetteh

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The opposition New Patriotic Party's parliamentary candidate for Awutu Senya is a "novice" and "I don’t consider him a threat," incumbent MP for the constituency, Hanna Tetteh has said.

"Who is George?" the foreign affairs Minister, who received 97 percent of votes cast in Saturday's parliamentary primaries of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) told journalists after her victory.

"You are talking as if he is some political heavyweight," Ms Tetteh retorted to a question from a Citi FM reporter.

"This is someone who has not contested elections before, who has never been in the political space before and I am supposed to be afraid of him?" she wondered.

A confident-sounding Tetteh said: "I am the foreign affairs Minister, I have been Minister of Trade and Industry, and I have won this seat twice, and I have won an overwhelming mandate in the primaries and I am supposed to be afraid of someone who is – even if you want to be charitable – a novice?"

“You are the people making George Andah somebody, I do not consider him a threat,” she added. Mr Andah left mobile telecom firm Glo as Marketing Manager to enter into politics.