Flag bearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo is too old to stand the rigours of the presidency and, thus, must let go his presidential ambition and consider being a member of the Council of State, General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said.
At a rally at Asokore in the New Juaben North constituency of the Eastern Region, Mr Nketia said: “We don’t hate Nana Addo, but we are only saying he can’t do the job of a President. So if he comes here advise him to abandon his presidential ambition. At his age, he can join Oyokohene (a council of state member) at the Council of State to be advising the president.”
“Look at how late in the night it is now, we are here because we have the energy to do so as youth. From here we are not done, we are heading for another rally. The next morning we are on the move again. Our only old man that we pride ourselves with, if we subject you to this speed will it help? That’s why we say, go and sit home and be issuing instructions after meals. Is this a bad advice?
“So please advise him, his strength has left him. His brain is, however, intact, so he can sit and offer advice which we will take. But as for the required strength to walk around as President - the soul wishes but the body is weak.”
Nana Akufo-Addo has persistently fought off the age card game played against him by his opponents and said he is more than fit to be president.