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Good looks matter in elections so Mahama will win because he's handsome - Fmr Dep Min

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
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A former Deputy Minister of the Ashanti Region, Joseph Yamin has argued that elections are not won only by infrastructural developments or good policies but the personality of the candidates also plays a major role in deciding elections.

Against this backdrop, Mr Yamin has predicted that President John Dramani Mahama will win this year’s elections based on his good looks.

Speaking on Kumasi-based Abusua FM on Friday, Mr. Yamin posited that former President Kufour won elections because he was described as  the gentle giant by many, saying he was favoured by the electorate based on his handsomeness.

According to him, it is in this same vein that President Mahama was going to amass votes that will blow the minds of Ghanaians because he is ‘charismatic and handsome’.

‘We are winning the elections based on the charisma and handsomeness of the president, we are telling the electorate to vote for such a handsome man, if beauty does not count in elections, why was former president Kufour described by many as gentle giant, what were they trying to portray by calling him that, beauty also plays a role in elections,’ he stated.

Asked if he is implying that the Flagbearer of New Patriotic Party  (NPP) is not handsome, he replied ‘I have not mentioned anybody’s name, that is left for the electorate to decide, I am selling my candidate, don’t put words in my mouth’.