A former appointee of the Mahama administration and erstwhile Ghana Consul General to Dubai under the same regime, Daniel Osei, has shot down his former boss’ decision to contest the flagbearership of the party.
Ambassador Daniel Osei thinks his boss is super incompetent to lead the party or become the head of state of Ghana for the second time.
Ambassador Osei’s comment is a new twist to the flagbearership race for the opposition National Democratic Congress.
Mr Daniel Osei [left]
Apart from other presidential hopefuls including Alban Sumani Bagbin, Spio Garbrah, some political analysts have all raised issues about Mr Mahama’s second term bid but Mahama loyalists, Allotey Jacobs, Victor Smith and other top executives are also rooting for the former president.
However, Mr. Osei is labeling some of those rooting for the former president as opportunists seeking to enrich themselves from Mahama’s coffers.
He revealed that Mr. Mahama is the one running the show because he is in a better place financially, mentioning recent activities including the famous ‘unity walks’ as an example of how the ex-president is running the show.
Mahama and members of the NDC embarking on one the many Unity Walks in Accra
He alleged that other aspirants have been side-lined in the ‘unity walk’ activities because they do not have the financial muscle.
For him, serious issues on the party’s table that need to be addressed include repairing broken relationships.
But Mr. Allotey Jacobs disagrees. He insists Mahama is the best choice for the party despite accusations of him being grossly incompetent.
Meanwhile, NPP stalwart Kennedy Agyapong has joined in the fray, condemning the Mahama legacy. According to him, John Mahama remains an easy opponent for the New Patriotic Party.