Forget Election 2020
Professor Kojo Yankah, a former minister of state in the Rawlings administration, has advised former President John Dramani Mahama to rethink his decision to contest for the Presidency for a second term.
In a virtual letter to the ex-president, albeit a Facebook post, the founder of the African University College of Communications stressed that it takes more than being president for one to serve his country.
“America’s Jimmy Carter, who was in office for only one term, served the world and humanity much better when he was out of office”, he wrote.
Read the full statement below:
HE John Dramani Mahama on my mind.
l have admired you for a very long time as you know. You are a very affable, intelligent, and courteous person. Your humility and sense of service contributed to your rise to leadership at various levels culminating in God putting you in charge of the helm of affairs in this beautiful country. You lost an election and you accepted the results and thanked God accordingly.
To the best of my knowledge, you performed to the best of your ability with the team, message and strategies you brought on board. From my knowledge of history, no leader of any country has been able to solve all the problems of that country. Even more inspiring for me, America’s Jimmy Carter, who was in office for only one term, served the world and humanity much better when he was out of office.
John, my humble request is for you to give a second thought to your decision. If l am too late in coming, or if you have heard my reasoning before, l wish you well. Definitely, you may hear other voices more compelling than mine. May the Good Lord guide your paths.