Ghanaian actor Prince David Osei says the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) insulted Ghanaians by choosing former president John Mahama as their flagbearer for the 2020 elections.
According to the movie star, he wonder why the party couldn’t pick any suitable candidate other than bringing back a former president who was voted out of power.
He added that he may have supported the NDC’s choice if they picked guy like Alban Bagbin, Ekow Spio Gabrah and others, but going back for Mahama who has finished his first term is a big NO.
John Mahama was Vice President when Attah Mills was President and with his unfortunate demise, he became President before he was voted into power. So, I believe he has served his term and there is the need for another person to take over. Let’s say if NDC had come up with a different candidate, let’s say Allan Bagbin, Ekow Spio Gabrah and any other people, I personally would have probably rooted for him,” Prince David Osei told Zionfelix in an interview.
“But this is a situation whereby the Ex-President Mahama has become a President, he’s finished his term and he’s coming back and it beats my mind but I might be wrong. So, the whole of Ghana, the whole of NDC there’s nobody to stand apart from him? I don’t know but…there’s nobody? No eligible, no efficient leader?
“Then when that happens it’s a problem. It’s like leadership wise there’s a problem. It has to be him. He’s come to serve his term he’s gone and he’s coming back again and this is Ghana and we are a population about 35 million so we can’t get one person to represent? Do you get the logic? Yeah, cos I mean you’ve been President, I don’t know but you’ve been President and just after four years, you want to come back to become a President again? To me, I feel like it’s an insult to the nation. It’s an insult because for a flagbearer they could have nominated any other person,” he said.
Watch the interview below.