Ghanaians do not see two-time presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo as a “competent” and “attractive” presidential material, a group calling itself ‘Grassroots for John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen’ has told STARR NEWS.
Its spokesperson, Richmond Yeboah, said in an interview in Cape Coast that the former Attorney General must step aside for a more “attractive” and “humble” candidate, Alan Kyerematen, to lead the main opposition New Patriotic Party into the 2016 elections.
“…It is most likely that in 2016, we wouldn’t be able to win with him [Akufo-Addo]. Nana is a fine gentleman and he is someone that we believe can transform the nation into what we are all looking for, but unfortunately, Ghanaians don’t see that in Nana Addo. They think that he is not competent, they think that he is not someone who should be given power,” Yeboah said.
According to Yeboah, people’s negative perception about the former Foreign Affairs Minister makes him unattractive for power.
He said for the party to win over floating voters in the 2016 elections, it needs the humility and attractiveness of twice-failed flagbearer-aspirant, Kyerematen, who is in the standard-bearer race with Akufo-Addo and legislator Francis Addai Nimoh.
In the group’s opinion, Akufo-Addo’s failure, in two separate elections, to win power for the NPP, makes him unfit to have a third consecutive go at the presidency.