Akufo-Addo backs Lord Commey’s reckless ‘hand over power to NPP’ comment – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has taken a swipe at the Director of Operations at the Presidency, Lord Oblitey Commey following his comment that they will want to hand over power to a New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate in the 2024 elections.

Mr Mahama described such comments as reckless, comments he said were made with President Akufo-Addo’s backing.

Lord Commey had said at the Greater Accra Regional Delegates Conference of the NPP on Friday that “I don’t care who becomes national chairman, I don’t care who becomes flagbearer, what I care is that the NPP continues to reign in this country.”

He added “Breaking the 8, it’s become a slogan. I don’t have any 8 to break. I am continuing; tell your friend, we are continuing…you are just scaring yourself as if there is something to break.”

But reacting this these comments, Mr Mahama said “I handed over you Nana Akufo-Addo. I could have made up my mind to hand over to an NDC but it is the will of the people. If the people decide you must agree.

“The point is, I don’t know where he is coming from but statements like this are reckless.

“I think when they make them the president is happy with them and he pats them on the back, that encourages them.”