April 17, 2024

Kwesi Ahwoi

Kwesi Ahwoi, a chieftain within the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has issued a public apology following controversy sparked by comments he made at a reception organized for Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Running Mate to H.E. John Dramani Mahama.

Ahwoi’s remarks, delivered at a gathering hosted by the Churchstreet group of NDC faithfuls last Thursday, triggered a wave of criticism and speculation within the party. In his statement, Ahwoi expressed regret for any misunderstanding his comments may have caused, emphasizing that it was never his intention to cast doubt on Mahama’s presidency or to suggest otherwise.

Acknowledging that he misspoke on the occasion, Ahwoi accepted criticisms in good faith, though he noted that some criticisms may have stemmed from a misinterpretation of his words. He further clarified that Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, in response to his remarks, affirmed her confidence in Mahama’s candidacy and expressed certainty that he would serve his full term if elected in the 2024 general elections.

Despite his apology, Ahwoi lamented the negative impact his statement had on what was meant to be a joyous occasion. He extended an unreserved apology to H.E. John Dramani Mahama, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, and the leadership and members of the NDC, urging comrades and friends to put the incident behind them and focus on supporting their flag-bearer in the upcoming elections.

The incident underscores the importance of clarity and unity within political parties, particularly during sensitive moments in the electoral cycle. As the NDC prepares for the December 2024 elections, Ahwoi’s apology serves as a reminder of the need for cohesion and solidarity among party members in pursuit of their political objectives.

Read full statement by Kwesi Ahwoi….

Kwesi Ahwoi writes:

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. 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.

Kwesi Ahwoi

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