General News of Tue, 4 Sep 201830
Rethink your comeback – Kojo Yankah to Mahama
Former President John Mahama must rethink his decision to stage a comeback to run for president, educationist Kojo Yankah has advised.
In a short comment on Facebook, Mr Yankah said: “My humble request is for you to give a second thought to your decision”.
Below is Mr Yankah’s full comment:
HE John Dramani Mahama on my mind.
Dear John, l have admired you for a very long time as you know.
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 of 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.
From my knowledge of history, no leader of any country has 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 paths.
Mr Mahama will be contesting 10 others for the flag bearer slot of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).