Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has declined to comment on whether or not he would aspire to run for the Presidency some day or not, MyNewsGh.com reports.
According to the Manhyia South lawmaker, it is premature for
him to comment on such matters when there is a President and a Vice leading the
party that is currently in government.
Likening it to the chieftaincy institution, he told Kwame Adinkrah on Kumasi-based Pure Fm monitored by MyNewsGh.com he said “when there is a chief, you do not go aspiring for his position. It is a sacrilege in the Ashanti custom to nurture such a dream and I would want you to cut this discussion”
Pushed to indicate if he will run or otherwise he maintained
it was not within his purview to determine that but allow for the future to
determine stating “as far as I am concerned, I have been appointed as Minister
of Education and I need to deliver my mandate to the best of my ability”, he
It has been rumored from the grapevine that the Minister known
as NAPO within the political circles aspires to be President of the country someday.
sparks ‘serious’ debate
An activist of the ruling New Patriotic Party who was
instrumental in the party’s 2016 online campaign Afia Adwubi has sparked a
conversation on social media about her personal preference for a future NPP
ticket in 2024 headed by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia with Matthew Opoku
Prempeh (Napo) as his running mate.
“Honestly, I am for this 2024. Bawumia-Napo✌😍”,
Afia posted accompanied by a picture of Vice President Bawumia and Napo at a
More than 95% of the comments were very sure they want Dr.
Bawumia to lead the NPP into 2024 but many disagreed about Napo while others
yet still said the discussion of 2024 should be stopped because it can cause
problems and misunderstandings.
Other people who commented proposed their own running mates to Vice President Dr. Bawumia.
Names such as Peter Amewu and Kojo Oppong Nkrumah came up.