General News of 2014-01-07

Akufo-Addo must retire from politics – Isaac Osei

A former Presidential Aspirant, Isaac Osei, says his party’s two-time presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is better off retiring from politics now to avoid sullying his statesmanship.

The Subin Legislator told XYZ Breakfast Show host Moro Awudu on Monday that Akufo-Addo shot into the realm of statesmanship the moment he conceded after the election petition verdict was pronounced last year.

“I think, at the moment, Nana Addo has transcended politics and has moved into the realm of statesmanship. He’s become a statesman. If I were to advise Nana Addo, I’ll say that let his legacy be that”, the former Ambassador to the UK and Ireland said.

According to him, “Nana Addo has carved a certain niche for himself. He has moved a notch above politics to become a statesman with that singular statement that he made”.

He added that Nana Akufo-Addo's "...whole demeanour [and] comportment during the trial of the election petition case, and then his statement on the day when judgment was given put him on a certain pedestal”.

The former Cocobod Chief Executive Officer, who has also said he could run for teh presidency again, however said he is ready to support the former Attorney General if he decides to run for president again.