George Boateng has been called names – some believe he is “Mad”, others insist he is a “serious” person with a sound mind – but his possible competitor, President John Mahama has never uttered a word to take too lightly George’s determination to be included in the presidential primaries.
That shows maturity when politics is your “profession” – NPP’s Sir John will always say – “Fear delegates” – that is to say fear electorates.
Whereas the NDC’s Chief Scribe, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is publicly questioning his party’s Oyarifa Branch Youth Organizer’s mental status to contest as a president on the ticket of the ‘Umbrella’ party – some aides of President Mahama are ‘secretly’ in talks with George to amicably solve issues with him.
The strong-willed presidential aspirant made this known on NEAT FM morning show ‘Ghana Montie’ – according to him, President Mahama is yet to personally call him but his aides are doing negotiations on his behalf.
“The president hasn’t called me, but people close to the president were asked to pick me up for discussion. I will not disclose the person […but he is a minister] now but I will surely do that when the need arise.
“..We will be meeting again…The person told me the president would like to meet me but I don’t know when,” he told host Kwasi Aboagye.
George Boateng who claims the president wants him to drop his ambition says – “I will not step down for him [President Mahama] despite the fruitful conversation with his aide.”
To him – he will only step aside for the President under some conditions – “The president must sack all his corrupt ministers and change the face of Ghana’s ailing economy. Again he must reduce petrol price. Until that, I am not backing out.”