The Majority leader in parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has revealed that prior to the election of the the president some members of the NPP were opposed to the nomination of Akuffo Addo
Speaking on The Probe, he said that some of the members held some grudges against the president and thought he was not best suited for the position.
“Someone had told me that some of our people were planning a coup d’etat against the president. For some, it was for some personal things that they said he had done against them.”
“One of them said he was to travel out and when he went to the president, he cancelled it and said he would not allow him (the MP) to go. I didn’t think it was such an issue as to maybe agitate a person whether not to vote for the presidentship or whoever had been nominated.”
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said that others had said that Nana Addo was getting to the “twilight of his life” where physical weakness had set in thus he should not be maintained as President.
He stated that although no one raised an objection then he later found out some of the members were still not convinced about voting for Akuffo Addo despite his pleads.
“We summoned a second meeting. I pleaded passionately to my colleagues. I was convinced and persuaded that on account of what I had told them that second time nothing was going to be left to chance and then it happened the way it did. I was disappointed.”