July 8, 2020

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has questioned the value Professor Naana Opoku Agyeman would bring on board patterning former President John Dramani Mahama as a running mate in the December 7, 2020, presidential election.

According to him he finds it extremely difficult to point out, despite the fact that he acknowledged that she is an acclaimed woman and speaks good English but that does not satisfy the tick to ensure quality improvement in governance.

“Perish the thought, let us assume that John Mahama becomes President tomorrow and is no longer there, is this woman capable to be described as the President of the Republic? It has nothing to do with her person, we are talking about quality in governance”.

He further questioned if Professor Jean Naana Opoku Agyeman can impact this country, “I don’t think so, that is where I have my problem but as a person she is an acclaimed woman, nice character, but I do not think that alone can rule this nation”.

The business of governance is acquired he said and added that one can’t be picked from the road side that is his problem either than that she is a good woman and has the brains but the ticket, “I don’t see that”, he said in an interview.

Mr. Osei-Kyei further backed his argument by pointing about that some women in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have demonstrated competence and have risen through the ranks and Parliament.

Madam Hannah Tetteh, former MP and Foreign Affairs Minister has learnt the rules and competent to partner John Mahama, same as former Attorney-General, Marietta Brew Appiah – Opong is solid. Again Betty Mould Iddrisu but has some skeleton with regards to the Woyome either than that she is okay.

According to him, John Mahama is a communicator and whoever would partner him should add value to the governance architecture through experience, be it economics going to impact the economy. “I was thinking he was also going to settle on either Dr. Kwabena Duffuor or Dr Nii Moi Thompson

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com