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Kwesi Ahwoi Concedes Mistake, Apologises to Mahama

A prominent and key member of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Kwesi Ahwoi has admitted to erring in his remarks made during the celebratory reception for Professor Nana Jane's selection as running mate for his party and has subsequently apologized to John Mahama and the party in general.

A prominent and key member of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Kwesi Ahwoi, has admitted to erring in his remarks made during the celebratory reception for Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang on her selection as running mate for his party and has subsequently apologized to John Mahama and the party in general.

The former minister and NDC stalwart was seen and heard in a video to have implied that John Mahama’s reign as president would be short-lived and as such, Professor Opoku-Agyemang should be ready to take over the mantle.

“John Mahama was not ready to be president at the time but nature schemed things in such a way that President Mills had to give way to John Mahama.

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“Anything can happen—so, Naana, be ever prepared, as your motto says. Anything can happen and you can become the President of the Republic of Ghana,” he was seen to be saying in the video.


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In the apology statement, he acknowledged his blunder and said, he “sincerely regret the wrong impression that my comment has created. Indeed, it was not my intention, and never will it be my intention to pray that H.E. John Mahama does not serve his full four-year term when he wins the 2024 general elections.” He also alluded to the fact that his statement had been somewhat blown out of proportion and that while he is sorry about how he spoke, he believes he’s been misrepresented.

“I concede that I misspoke on the occasion. I accept the criticisms in good faith, even though some of the criticisms arise out of a deliberate misrepresentation of my statement,” he added.

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He further indicated that Professor Jane unreservedly pointed out the flaw in his speech and assured him of her unflinching faith in John Mahama’s 2024 victory and full term served.

“Indeed, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang in response to my toast, pointed out the erroneous impression created by my statement and was categorical in asserting that she was certain that H.E. John Mahama will win the 2024 general elections and serve his full four-year term,” part of the statement stated.

READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:

I have taken notice of the unfortunate controversy that has arisen as a result of a comment I made at a reception organized last Thursday by the Churchstreet group of NDC faithfuls for Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Running Mate to our esteemed flagbearer, H.E. John Dramani Mahama.

I sincerely regret the wrong impression that my comment has created. Indeed, it was not my intention, and never will it be my intention to pray that H.E. John Mahama does not serve his full four-year term when he wins the 2024 general elections. I concede that I misspoke on the occasion.


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I accept the criticisms in good faith, even though some of the criticisms arise out of a deliberate misrepresentation of my statement. Indeed, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang in response to my toast, pointed out the erroneous impression created by my statement and was categorical in asserting that she was certain that H.E. John Mahama will win the 2024 general elections and serve his full four-year term.

It is unfortunate that my statement appears to have taken the shine off what was otherwise a cheerful and light-hearted occasion. I hereby render an unreserved and unqualified apology to H.E. John Dramani Mahama, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, the leadership and rank and file of the great NDC. Comrades and friends, let us put this unfortunate incident behind us and unite behind our flag-bearer, the visionary Nation Builder, to rescue our beloved country in the December 2024 elections.

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