Aspiring National Organizer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Hamidu Akamba, has described the decision by the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Kojo Bonsu, to contest the flagbearership race of the NDC as a betrayal.
Mr. Akamba said such a move is “self seeking and wicked hidden agenda by Kojo Bonsu”.
The former Kumasi Mayor joins other party stalwarts such as former President John Dramani Mahama, and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Friday gave a hint about Mr. Bonsu’s intent by posting a message on twitter after receiving him at his residence in Accra.
The former President described Mr. Bonsu as an individual with a “determined” spirit and further wished him well.
Reacting to the intentions in a statement on Saturday, Mr. Akamba said “I wish to therefore distance myself from Kojo Bonsu and his supposed presidential bid”.
Read the full statement:
For Immediate Release
29th September, 2018
JOSHUA AKAMBA DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM KOJO BONSU AND HIS SUPPOSED FLAGBEARERSHIP CONTEST.
My attention has been drawn to a news item on citinewsroom.com, suggesting that Mr Kojo Bonsu, intends to join the Flagbearership contest of our dear party.
I must confess that I have been taken aback by this traitorous, self seeking and wicked hidden Agenda by Kojo Bonsu and wish to emphatically indicate, that I Joshua Hamidu Akamba, has absolutely nothing to do with this self centered Agenda.
I wish to therefore distance myself from Kojo Bonsu and his supposed Presidential Bid.
My Choice for the Flagbearership of our dear party is known by all and Kojo Bonsu himself can testify to my unflinched loyalty to H.E John Dramani Mahama and the Family.
I am appalled by the betrayal of trust he has exhibited and wishes to use this medium to distance myself from him and his supposed Presidential Bid.
I remain focused on helping to rebuild, restructure and reposition the party on the right footing for Victory 2020.
"When you have a Ladle, you don't use your hands to fetch hot soup".
Obviously, our Presidential Candidate for the 2020 elections is known by all and I am committed to this Gracious COME BACK.
Long Live the NDC!!!
Joshua Hamidu Akamba
Aspiring National Organizer
National Democratic Congress