Mahama joins in use of 'Papa No' term on campaign tour

Mahama joins in use of 'Papa No' term on campaign tour

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has used unarguably the most popular phrase in Ghana right now, ‘Papa No’ while delivering a speech on his campaign tour.

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The term ‘Papa No’ was described as unparliamentary when the Information Minister and MP for Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, used it on the floor of the House.

The use of the term infuriated the Minority NDC, especially the leader, Haruna Iddrisu.

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But a week down the line, the NDC’s leader and former president, is heard using the same expression on a campaign tour when he paid a courtesy call on the chiefs and people of Asukawkaw.

Mahama used the expression ‘Papa No’ to tell the electorates he was addressing not to vote skirt and blouse.

He urged the gathering to vote for him as president in the upcoming election and also vote for the NDC parliamentary candidate in the area.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that residents of the Bole-Bamboi constituency, in the Savannah Region are divided over John Mahama's second term bid.

Bole is the hometown of the NDC flagbearer, John Mahama; he was also a three-term MP for the constituency.

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