I told you so!!! This is what the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is telling Prof Mike Ocquaye.
This follows the election of NDC’s Alban Bagbin as Speaker of the 8th Parliament. He defeated the NPP’s nominee Prof. Mike Ocquaye by 2 votes to secure the position.
Reacting to this at a press conference, Friday, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, popularly known as General Mosquito said had the former Speaker listened to his warning, he would not have experienced such defeat.
“In fact, I did warn him that he was too old to be a Speaker and I advised him that this was the time for him to dedicate the rest of his life telling ananse stories to his grandchildren.”
Speaking on what ensued before the declaration of Bagbin as Speaker, Asiedu Nketiah added:
“In fact, at some points in time, the NPP were demanding that before Bagbin could be declared the winner we should accept a joint statement indicating that Professor Mike Oquaye withdrew from the contest and there was no election at all.
Can you imagine this? Everybody in the world saw the election happening, saw the ballot papers being stolen and you want us to come and embarrass ourselves or rather to share in your embarrassment with a common statement that the elections didn’t take place, that Mike Ocquaye was never defeated, that he withdrew to allow Bagbin to go”.