Former Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu has indicated that he stands a better chance of wrestling power from the ruling NPP for the NDC than former President John Dramani Mahama in 2024 Presidential Elections.
According to Kojo Bonsu, he holds no grudge or hatred against his former boss but however feels he will be a better candidate for the NDC compared to the former president.
Justifying his stance, the former mayor of Kumasi explained that the former president’s reputation has been soiled beyond repairs due to the numerous allegations of corruption and women affairs peddled against him by especially the NPP.
According to the Kojo Bonsu, he blames the NDC for the tainted reputation of the former president because the party did nothing to salvage situation.
He therefore believes that since his reputation [Kojo Bonsu] is intact, it will be in the best interest of the party to choose him as a flagbearer for the party.
Speaking on Accra-based Citi TV, Kojo Bonsu explained that, “one other reason I am contesting is not that I hate President Mahama. No. What has he done to me? He was [a great President].”
“The problem is that people have lied a lot in this country about John Mahama. They put corruption on him. They have said a lot of things against him that you can’t even take it off. NDC has the numbers in terms of votes, but NPP has really soiled John Mahama that I feel so sad,” noted.
“We should have redeemed him long ago, but he doesn’t have a chance now. Let’s bring in a fresh person so that the swing voters wouldn’t have anything to say against President Mahama. I stand a better chance than Mahama because I have not been soiled, so that is where I come in. It’s so sad. He is a great gentleman, speaks very well, very affable, but he has been put in the mud so much. They have tagged him with corruption, women’s affairs and we the NDC have not been able to defend it and get him out of it.”
“If we want to win the 2024 elections, I think let’s bring someone like me. I am eligible to do it. It’s not an issue of fighting Mahama, insulting the former President, or doing anything, but the situation we find ourselves in, let’s try someone new and see if it will work,” he justified.