Only God can decide who succeeds you – Mahama replies Akufo-Addo

Only God can decide who succeeds you – Mahama replies Akufo-Addo

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has replied President Akufo-Addo’s recent comment about his successor.

According to him, it is only God who can decide who succeeds him as President.

He made this remark at a ceremony in Damongo, situated in the Savannah Region, where he initiated the construction of a new multipurpose Ndewura Jakpa palace.

Mahama’s remark comes on the back of President Akufo-Addo’s assertion that he cannot pass the baton to someone he had defeated twice.

According to President Akufo-Addo “Before the election is held, I am going to come here and pay my proper goodbye to you and thank you for the cooperation that I received from you when I was president. God willing, when I come, I will come with the man who is going to be my successor. Wa Naa, you know that the man I removed from the seat, I cannot have him as my successor and as a traditional ruler, you understand what I am saying.“

In response, Mahama rebuffed the notion that Akufo-Addo has the power over the choice of his successor.

The former President stressed the importance of a peaceful and credible election, suggesting that such a legacy would be Akufo-Addo’s most significant contribution.

“I wish to urge our president; this was my message to Nana Akufo-Addo, unfortunately, he has left, and he has left only our member of the council of state on the high table,” he said.

He said, “I wish to urge our President that the best legacy he can leave this country is to superintend over a peaceful, transparent and credible election.”

“I wish to remind him that it is God who makes rulers and he can never ever be the one to choose his successor. It is God who will choose his successor,” He concluded.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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