The decision by former Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu, to vie for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primaries is being taken with a pinch of salt by many.
The latest to join the bandwagon is Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Bosiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi.
In his view, given the conduct of Kojo Bonsu as Mayor of Kumasi, he has no future in Ghana’s politics.
Mr Bonsu, deemed as a friend of former President John Dramani Mahama, shocked many when he declared his intention to join the flag-bearership race of the NDC.
The former Kumasi mayor joins other party stalwarts such as former President John Dramani Mahama, and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Prof Joshua Alabi.
His announcement brings to twelve (12), the number of people who have so far given indications to lead the NDC for election 2020.
But his announcement, according to Chairman Wontumi, was not surprising because the NDC was losing relevance in Ghana’s body politic.
According to the NPP chairman, Mr Bonsu has no track record to vie for the high office of the land.
“His record as mayor in Kumasi is nothing to write home about. If he could not handle Kumasi, how much more the entire country. Kojo Bonsu is dead, politically,” he opined.
This notwithstanding, Chairman Wontumi said he will support his kinsman [Kojo Bonsu] to emerge flag-bearer of the NDC to champion the NPP’s cause.
Meanwhile, founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana, Kofi Akpaloo, has commended the former mayor for his bold decision to the join the National Democratic Congress flag-bearership race.
According to Kofi Akpaloo per the track record of Mr Bonsu, he stands the chance of performing better than his boss, John Dramani Mahama, should he gets the nod as the party’s flag-bearer.
“He can do better than John Mahama, …in fact he can do better, 100, 000 times better than Mahama. People should not see him as an ordinary person has gone to pick up forms,” he said.
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