National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye a.k.a Nana B has taken a swipe at the Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, for choosing a 69-year-old woman as a running mate.
According to the vibrant NPP executive, former President Mahama had shown that he is against the inclusion of ‘old’ people in Ghana’s leadership race so he is shocked that he (Mahama) has chosen Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman who has also passed the 65-year benchmark as his Vice candidate.
In a Facebook post which was sited by GhanaWeb, he wrote, “In 2012, the then flag bearer of the NPP and current President of the Republic, H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo was 68 years old. At the time, the NDC led by John Dramani Mahama said Akufo Addo was too old (Akokra) and not fit to lead the country.”
“In that election, John Dramani stopped at nothing in touting his supposed ‘youthfulness’.”
“Today the same person, (Mr. Mahama) has chosen a 69-year-old lady (by Mahama’s standards ‘Aberewa’) as his running mate. So if Nana Addo could not be president in 2012 because of his age, how does his 69-year-old nominee become Vice President in the impossible event he becomes President?
“The NDC’s hypocrisy and inconsistency will always hunt them down.”
John Dramani Mahama today via his Twitter handle announced Professor Jane Naana Opouku-Agyemang who was formerly the Minister of Education as his Vice-Presidential candidate.