Don’t run for 2020; you’re old – Nyaho to Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo

A founding member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Nyaho Nyaho Tamkloe has entreated President Akufo-Addo not to seek re-election in 2020.

President Akufo-Addo earlier this year disclosed that he was uncertain whether he would be on the ballot paper for the 2020 elections.

Former President John Mahama recently begged his successor to contest as the NPP’s presidential candidate in the 2020 election.

According to Mahama, the 2020 elections would be the final decider between him and President Akufo-Addo.

“I am begging President Nana Akufo Addo to contest in the next polls. In boxing, the first fight is called the title fight. If you win that fight and your opponent wants another one, it is called a rematch. This is similar to what happened in 2012 when I beat Nana Addo in the polls.

“In 2016 however, I was defeated. In the 2020 elections, it will be tantamount to a decider in boxing since we have both won the election once, the next poll will determine who the champion really is,” said Mahama one of his nationwide campaign tour.

But speaking to Politic&Power Magazine, Dr Nyaho Tamakloe besieged President Akufo-Addo to allow a fresher face with age on his side to lead the NPP in 2020.

“I don’t think it would be a good idea for him. Not the question of supporting or opposing it. If he asks my personal advice, I’d ask him not to. That is the way I will put it because age is not on his side and all this sort of tension he doesn’t really need it.

“All that I would have expected him to do is within this period of four years, he should work hard to leave a mark! That’s all,” Dr Nyaho Tamakloe added.

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

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