Award-winning actor, Prince David Osei said that the decision of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to elect John Dramani Mahama as its flag bearer for the second time “is an insult to the Ghanaians.”
In an interview with ABC News, Prince David Osei questioned whether the NDC had no qualified candidates to represent the party in the upcoming elections of 7 December, with the exception of former President Mahama.
Explaining his reasons for saying that, Prince David Osei said that former President Mahama was actively involved in the eight-year administration of the NDC-led government as vice-president and then president, so returning to the party ticket again, “makes me wonder if there are no qualified people in the NDC.”
He claimed that ex-President Mahama had been president, had finished his term of office, and had been voted out, and it struck his mind that he was coming back again, noting, however, that “I may be mistaken.”
“So the whole of Ghana – the whole of the NDC, there’s no one to stand apart from him – I don’t know, but there’s no one – no qualified, no efficient leader? “He asked.
Rinc David Osei said that if John Mahama is the only choice the NDC has then there’s a leadership problem in the NDC because it’s not likely that out of a population of about 35 million, they can’t even get another person to represent the party.
“I don’t know, but you’ve been President, and just four years from now, you want to come back to become President again – I believe it’s an insult to the country – it’s an insult that they should choose some other person for a flag bearer,” he said.
The actor said he’d support the NDC this time around if they wanted anyone but Mahama.
He named people like Alban Bagbin, Ekow Spio Gabrah, saying that if NDC had selected either of them or someone else, it would probably have been rooted for that candidate.
He thinks that John Mahama would have apologised for the 2020 race, having served as vice-president and president in previous NDC governments.
Prince David Osei therefore asked Ghanaians to vote for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the December 7 elections to “start with the good work he has started.”
He said, judging by the structures and policies that the new NPP administration has placed in place, that they needed four more years to expand the benefits of these structures and policies so that Ghanaians can appreciate the benefits of these structures and policies.