NDC’s Asiedu Nketia says Nana Addo’s old to govern Ghana and should be discouraged from vying for the Presidential seat
General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Asiedu Nketia, has said that New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Nana Addo is unfit to run for President of Ghana. Mr. Nketia who is also known as General Mosquito, has given his major reason to be that Nana Addo is too old to govern the country.
According to him, unlike Nana Addo, President Mahama is stronger and more capable to take up the rigorous task of running the country, as he has done in the last four years. Speaking at the campaign launch of the NDC’s candidate in the Adentan constituency Mohammed Adamu Ramadan, General Mosquito said that Nana Addo’s old, advising his wife Rebecca Akufo-Addo to discourage him from contesting for the Presidency.
Making reference with the case of Nigeria, he explained that though Nigerians voted for President Buhari who was 72 years at the time, his wife Aisha Buhari, has declined from campaigning for her husband, should he vie a second tenure. This is with regards to a controversial BBC interview where the wife of Nigeria’s President was heard condemning the country’s present government.
Nketia frowned at calls for support of the NPP Flagbearer by his party, despite his old age -72. He maintained that at such age Nana cannot govern the country the way President Mahama is currently doing. He further accused Nana Addo of engaging in what he termed “work and go” politics.
He said that the NPP flagbearer barely stays in the country to know what goes on. He said this referring to his recent trip to London. According to Mr. Nketia, Nana Addo is a visiting Flagbearer, who only flies into the country to hold a rally whenever he hears the NDC is doing the same. Asiedu Nketia also derided Nana Addo’s “1 district 1 factory, 1 district 1 dam” and similar promises, describing them as old-time politics.