Lawyer Edudzi Kudzo Tamekloe, a member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has revealed that President Akufo-Addo is seeking for a third term just like President Alpha Conde of Guinea, who was overthrown few days ago in a bloodlless coup d’etat.
Mr. Tamekloe believes that President Akufo-Addo is seeking to stay in power for a longer period than outlined in the 1992 Constitution.
He noted that unlike the recently overthrown President Alpha Conde of Guinea who changed his country’s constitution to get a third term, President Akufo-Addo is trying to smartly get his third term as President of Ghana through Dr. Bawumia.
“Akufo-Addo is seeking a third term through Dr. Bawumia. Alpha Conde decided to change the constitution to get to the third term destination. Ghanaians must not permit third term for Akufo-Addo,” he stated.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Minister of Trade and Industry who lost to Akufo Addo for the flagbearership slot in 2007 and 2014, and some individuals in the party including Joe Ghartey a former Minister for Railways, are expected to contest the presidential primaries ahead of the 2024 general election.
It is also believed that President Akufo-Addo is in full support of Dr. Bawumia’s Presidential bid.