You must wait for your turn – Ayikoi Otoo to Bawumia

You must wait for your turn – Ayikoi Otoo to Bawumia - Accra Mail

You must wait for your turn – Ayikoi Otoo to Bawumia

Nii Ayikoi Otoo, a former Minister for Justice and Attorney General, advised Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to hold off on his aspirations of leading the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming 2024 general elections and wait for his turn.

During an interview on Joy FM, a radio station based in Accra on April 14, 2023, Otoo, who also served as Attorney General during the administration of former president John Agyekum Kufour, emphasized that the Vice President is still young, and therefore, it would be appropriate for him to bide his time.

Otoo further stated that the party has a customary practice of succession, which means it is currently the turn of Alan Kyerematen, the former Trade and Industry Minister.

“Nobody is saying that the Vice President is not a good material but in a tradition and going by what we have seen, all we are saying is that he can also bid his time,”

he explained.

“After all the statistics have shown that the Vice President is not yet 60,” he added.

The prominent lawyer, who had previously served as Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, provided a rationale for his backing of the ex-Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Kyerematen, by stating that:

“The Vice President may have the resources and the rest but getting to the end, people who know the tradition will tell the delegates to take the money and chop and as well do the right thing.”

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