April 17, 2024

Kwesi Ahwoi

as he tells Naana anything can make her President

Kwesi Ahwoi, the youngest among the renowned Ahwoi Brothers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has found himself entangled in a contentious controversy following his remarks urging Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang to prepare herself for the potentiality of assuming the presidency.

In a widely circulated video capturing what appears to be a post-nomination celebration after Professor Naana Jane’s selection as the NDC’s running mate for the 2024 elections, Kwesi Ahwoi can be observed raising a toast to the former Minister for Education.

Drawing parallels to the unexpected ascent of John Dramani Mahama to the presidency, Kwesi Ahwoi confidently envisions Prof. Naana Jane not only as the prospective first female vice-president of Ghana but also as a potential president in the future.

By accentuating the unforeseen circumstances surrounding Mahama’s rise to power, triggered by the untimely passing of President John Evans Atta Mills in 2012, Ahwoi implies a divine intervention in Mahama’s journey to leadership. He emphasizes the inherent unpredictability of political events, urging Professor Opoku Agyemang to remain prepared for any unforeseen leadership opportunities that may arise.

The abrupt demise of President Mills in the final year of his second term marked a pivotal moment in Ghanaian politics. Mahama, then serving as Vice President, automatically assumed the presidency to complete his principal’s term.

In the aftermath of President Mills’ passing, speculation regarding the circumstances of his death surfaced. Koku Anyidoho, former Director of Communications under President Mills, not long ago, led a group claiming to represent elders from the late president’s hometown in seeking the autopsy report. However, Dr. Cadman Mills, the late president’s brother, discredited their efforts, branding them as imposters unrelated to the family.

The death of President Mills has been exploited for political gain over time, with various factions manipulating the narrative to serve their agendas.

Kwesi’s remarks have sparked widespread debate and speculation. While some question the appropriateness of his admonishing, others think it must be a cautionary message to Mahama, urging him to exercise vigilance regarding those within his inner circle.

Recognizing his misstep during the Churchstreet group reception, Kwesi issued a public apology, acknowledging criticisms with sincerity, albeit noting that some may have arisen from a misinterpretation of his words. He clarified that Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, in response to his remarks, expressed confidence in Mahama’s candidacy and assured of his commitment to serve his full term if elected in the 2024 general elections. Despite his apology, Ahwoi lamented the unfortunate impact his statement had on what was intended to be a celebratory occasion.

However, the social media wing of the ruling New Patriotic Party is poised to capitalize on the reasons outlined in the apology letter for political advantage.

This incident serves as a poignant reminder of the complex and unpredictable nature of Ghanaian politics, where unforeseen events can significantly shape the course of leadership.

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