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Presidency ‘too busy’ for 'hair-dyeing, moustache-grooming' men – Rawlings
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said some politicians, without mentioning names, are not fit for the presidency and, thus, wondered why they were eyeing the flag bearer and running mate slots of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) which goes to the polls this December to elect a flag bearer out of 12 aspirants, including former president John Mahama.
The other aspirants include former Trades and Industry Minister Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Prof Joshua Alabi; former CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Sylvester Mensah; Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin; and former aide to Mr Rawlings, Goosie Tanoh.
The others include businessman Nurudeen Iddrisu, handyman Stephen Atubiga, legal practitioner Elikplim Agbemava and former Kumasi mayor Kojo Bonsu.
In Mr Rawlings’ view, the presidency is “too busy a place for hopefuls/running mates who spend a little too much time grooming their moustache and dyeing their hair”.
It is not clear who Mr Rawlings is targeting with his innuendo.