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Kwesi Ahwoi Apologises For Controversial Advice To Mahama Running Mate

Kwesi Ahwoi, a leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has apologized to the party for his controversial advice to the running mate of John Dramani Mahama, Prof Jane Naana Agyemang.

Mr Ahwoi during a reception to celebrate the re-nomination of Prof Agyemang on March 21 alluded to the unforeseen death of former President John Evans Atta Mills which gave room for John Mahama who was Vice President at the time to take over the affairs of the country and advised Naana to be fully prepared to take up the mantle in case it recurs.

“Nature skewed things in such a way that President Mills had to give way to John Mahama. Anything can happen so Naana be ever prepared as your motto says. Be ever prepared. Anything can happen and you can become the President of the Republic of Ghana.”

While speaking at the same event, Prof Agyemang wished against recurrence.

“Our prayer is that the tragedy we experienced a couple of years ago is not repeated of course. Our prayer is that he will complete his four-year term and he will complete it with success, with taste, with class, with determination, with honesty and with respect for the people of Ghana.”

The comment of Mr Ahwoi attracted backlash from all sections of the party compelling his apology. However, he argued his comment had been misconstrued.

“I sincerely regret the wrong impression that my comment has created. Indeed, it was not my intention, and never will it be my intention to pray that H.E. John Mahama does not serve his full four-year term when he wins the 2024 general elections.

“I concede that I misspoke on the occasion. I accept the criticisms in good faith, even though some of the criticisms arise out of a deliberate misrepresentation of my statement.”

“I hereby render an unreserved and unqualified apology to H.E. John Dramani Mahama, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, the leadership and rank and file of the great NDC.”

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