The Greater Accra Regional chairman of the governing NDC, Joseph Ade Coker, has described the possibility of the opposition NPP’s 2012 flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo taking on the NDC’s John Mahama in the 2016 Presidential election as a mismatch.
Nana Akufo-Addo, at a press conference on Thursday March 20, 2014, announced his intention to seek the flagbearership position of the New Patriotic Party when nominations open later this year.
According to the former Foreign Minister and Attorney General, his decision follows extensive consultation with God, family and friends, as well as calls on him by people both within and outside the NPP to take a run at the presidency again.
But Mr Ade Coker believes Nana Akufo-Addo, who was also the NPP’s candidate for the 2008 election, should not have joined the race as he risks a severe beating from the incumbent president.
Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Friday March 21, 2014, Mr Ade Coker declared that if Nana Addo wins the NPP flagbearer contest, it would be a ‘cool chop’ for President Mahama.
“If Nana comes, it will be like Brazil versus Haiti. The people have rejected him already. If they had brought somebody else it could have been like Brazil vrs Spain, but now it would be like playing against Brazil. President John Mahama will beat him like something,” he declared with confidence.
Mr Coker however believes the veteran politician’s decision was not a surprise.
“If you had been following them, you would have realized they have been orchestrating this from the day that the results were declared. He said he was travelling and then he would come and declare his status. We all knew he was going to do that.
“As for us in the NDC we just need to stay focused.” – See more at: http://www.adomonline.com/news_details.php?article=8081#sthash.CjlK1GnU.dpuf