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If Age Is A Factor In Politics, How Come Gen Mosquito & Boateng Gyan Are Still At Post?


“If all efforts to use common sense to correct nonsense fails, you must use equal nonsense to correct nonsense,” John Boadu said in response to criticisms from members of the ruling National Democratic Congress regarding the declaration by Nana Akufo-Addo that he intends vying for the flagbearership of the opposition party and possibly the Presidency again.

The aspiring National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party, John Boadu sought to ensure that discussion on the age of the two-time NPP Presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is well-addressed.

Nana Addo, on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, indicated that he will pick nomination forms to contest the flagbearership of the NPP.

But since he declared his comeback into frontline politics, several officials in government, have downplayed the relevance of Nana Addo’s “young age at 70″ and determination to lead the NPP to victory, come 2016.

Addressing the critics on OmanFM, John Boadu explained that Nana Addo’s quest to lead the NPP for the third time is legally enshrined in the party’s constitution. He further pointed out that if age were anything to go by in the country’s political terrain, then people such as the NDC National Organizer and General Secretary, Yaw Boateng Gyan and Johnson Asiedu Nketia would be the last persons to be in the game of politics.

He argued that Mr. Boateng Gyan and Johnson Asiedu Nketia, popularly called General Mosquito are heading towards their 70s, yet they have not thought of retiring from their respective positions.

He therefore wondered why the two leaders, especially the NDC General Secretary would take a swipe at Nana Addo while they still remain in power.

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