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Jane Naana corrected errors in my remark regarding Mahama’s ‘tenure of office’ – Kwesi Ahwoi

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Former Minister of Agriculture Kwesi Ahwoi has acknowledged his mistake regarding comments made during an event celebrating the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s vice presidential candidate for the 2024 elections, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang.

Mr Ahwoi’s remarks, implying that Naana Jane could assume the presidency if John Mahama does not complete his term, sparked significant online criticism.

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In a statement released late Sunday (March 24, 2024), Ahwoi clarified that he misspoke and that his comments were misinterpreted.

“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,” his statement read in part.

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He subsequently apologized to Mahama, Naana Jane, and the NDC, urging party members to strive for victory in the December 2024 elections.

Kwesi Ahwoi writes:

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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.

SIGNED.
Kwesi Ahwoi

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