Lawyer Godwin Edudzi Kudjo Tamakloe, a Private Legal Practitioner with close ties to former President John Dramani Mahama, has hit back at another stalwart of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the latter's recent remarks that many considered as an attack on the personality of the former President.
He has cautioned Mr Bonsu to be mindful of his utterances as he seeks to make his flagbearer ambitions a reality.
Former Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Kojo Bonsu, who is seriously pursuing an ambition to be flagbearer of the NDC, is reported to have described Mr Mahama as not fit to lead the party because his opponents have sullied his name with corruption and women’s affairs to the extent that he has become unattractive to the floating voter.
The former Kumasi Mayor, in an interview, however pointed out that his desire to run for the presidency on the ticket of the NDC should not be misconstrued as hatred for Mr. Mahama because he genuinely does not have anything personal against him.
“It’s so sad...He [Mr. Mahama] is a great gentleman, speaks very well, very affable but he has been put in the mud so much,” he bemoaned.
“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”, he complained.
But speaking on Okay Fm's "Ade Akye Abia" Programme, Lawyer Tamakloe counseled the NDC capo to refrain from making such comments about his former boss.
"When John Mahama appointed you, Kojo Bonsu as a mayor of Kumasi, the opposition from the party, especially in the Ashanti Region; in fact, I remember that even convincing assembly members to even vote for him was a huge task, and JM (John Mahama) was personally involved....
"So why do you want to now bite a hand that once fed you? If you want to contest, do so without attacking the personality of the former president other than that we will return fire if you go that way," he warned.
"But in any case why will a man accuse his fellow man of promiscuity when you are equally guilty of the same offence, it is only an unwise man who will say that to his fellow man," he added.
He maintained that though Kojo Bonsu has his constitutional right to partake in any NDC internal contest since the party is opened to a democratic, free and fair elections, it should not be at another's expense.
"But any attempt to denigrate the former first gentleman of the land for one's parochial pursuit would be met in an equal measure....you must go about your business in a very civil and decorous manner," he advised.
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