President John Dramani Mahama has said when he meets Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, the 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, they would probably discuss the ongoing election petition challenge currently before the Supreme Court.
When asked about his relationship with the NPP flagbearer on Metro TV’s Thank God its Friday programme on Friday night, he admitted that though they were not close friends while in parliament, if they were privileged to meet they may probably discuss other issues including the court case.
“I wouldn’t say Nana Addo and I have been close pals but who knows, when we meet today we may probably stand and discuss issues including the court case,” he told KSM the host of the programme.
On his first 100 days in office, the President admitted that though it had been turbulent, he was grateful as the experience acquired within those challenging times had prepared him for the years ahead.
He was frank to concede that selecting regional ministers for the 10 regions of the country was his most difficult task as president.
This according to him, was because of the wide array of interest and pressure groups he had to consult before arriving on an individual for the position.
He however denied that his decision to reshuffle all the 10 regional ministers after they were sworn in was a mark of indecision.
He explained that as someone who had served as minister before, he was aware of the various tribe and family factors that often choke you from concentrating on your core mandate as government appointee, hence the decision to move them all from their original region.
“I had to do wide consultation from the various regional caucuses then come to a decision on who is fit for the job and after they were approved by parliament then it means that they can also serve anywhere as regional ministers”.