General News of Wed, 5 Sep 201832
Rethink your presidential ambition - Kojo Yankah advises Mahama
Former President John Mahama has been advised to rethink his decision to stage a comeback to run for President.
The advice was given by an educationist and former Member of Parliament, Mr Kojo Yankah.
In a short comment on his Facebook page, the Founder and President of the African University College of Communications (AUCC), Mr Yankah, who served as a Minister of State in the Rawlings administration, said: “My humble request is for you to give a second thought to your decision.”
He said he had admired former President Mahama for a very long time.
“You are a very affable, intelligent and courteous person. Your humility and sense of service contributed to your rise to leadership at various levels, culminating in God putting you in charge at the helm of affairs in this beautiful country.
“You lost an election and you accepted the results and thanked God, accordingly. To the best of my knowledge, you performed to the best of your ability with the team, message and strategies you brought on board,” he wrote.
Mr Yankah, who is also a former Editor of the Daily Graphic, said from his knowledge of history, no leader of any country had been able to solve all the problems of that country.
“Even more inspiring for me, America's Jimmy Carter, who was in office for only one term, served the world and humanity much better when he was out of office.
“John, my humble request is for you to give a second thought to your decision. If l am too late in coming, or if you have heard my reasoning before, l wish you well. Definitely you may hear other voices more compelling than mine. May the Good Lord guide your path,” he concluded.
Mr Mahama will be contesting against 10 others for the flagbearership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Meanwhile, there have been mixed reactions to the views expressed by Mr Yankah.
While some were in support of his views, others disagreed with him.