General Mosquito, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has compared the ten candidates for leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to the 10 lepers in the Bible.
According to the chairman who made this fawning assessment on Accra’s Onua TV, all of the NPP hopefuls are incapable of properly leading the country.
I didn’t feel like discussing this one. Let them follow their hearts and do what they like. We shall abide by the verdict, whatever that may be. However, in my mind’s eye, there are ten lepers. There isn’t a single one of the 10 who can lead the country.
Like the 10 disciples in the Bible begged Jesus for healing, so too are these people hoping that Akufo-Addo will have mercy on them and grant them their wishes.
“The one who will return to say thank you will be made the flagbearer of the party,” he stated.
Asiedu Nketiah, chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress, also referenced the outrage he received in 2011 for referring to the presidential candidates running for the New Patriotic Party as “17 thieves” who were running to elect the “chief thief” (kronfourhene).
“I described it before and was insulted; why are you bringing it up again?” Are we not witnessing the truth of what I have stated thus far? You all told me I didn’t express it well when I referred to the 17 hopefuls as “17 thieves who were going to contest to elect the chief thief” (kronfourhene). Upon completion, didn’t they vote in Nana Akufo-Addo as president?
“Didn’t his appointed Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, describe him as the mother serpent of corruption? ” he said, referring to the time 16 years before.
Meanwhile, preparations are ongoing for a Super Delegate Conference of the New Patriotic Party on August 26, 2023, with the goal of narrowing the field of candidates from 10 to five. With these five in place, the national congress may choose who will carry the party’s banner in the general election in 2024.