Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) says former president John Dramani Mahama is not fit to run the country again.
Professor Stephen Adei stated that Mahama lacks the full leadership characteristics to run the nation.
According to Prof Adei, John Dramani Mahama “does not have the full compliment of leadership competencies to lead Ghana be it on vision, strategic thinking, selecting and leading even a team B, curbing the menace of corruption and prosecuting a credible development agenda.”
“Ghana will be worse off if Mahama becomes president again. I stand by my assertion which I made 16th October 2016. It still holds. John Mahama today, as he was then, does not have the full complement of leadership competencies to lead Ghana, be it on vision, strategic thinking, selecting or leading even a team B, curbing the menace of corruption, or prosecuting a credible development agenda.”
He added that “the NDC did Ghana a disservice by fielding him as a one-term presidential candidate, who can serve for only four years.”
“It is not sufficient criteria for success in that high office. It is a total national development management job,” he said.
“We know that being number two itself does not guarantee success in the number one position unless one has other competencies. We have had two cases of Vice-Presidents later becoming Presidents in Ghana and your guess is as good as mine,” he stated.
Prof Adei further noted that there are more capable candidates in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who would perform better than Mahama.
Ghana will go to polls on December 7, 2020 to elect a new President for a four-year term.
Stephen Adei is a Ghanaian educationist, writer, economist and motivational speaker. He was a former Director General and Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. He is currently the chairperson of the National Development Planning Commission under the Nana Akufo-Addo government.