- Captain Smart has asked Ghanaians never to vote any old man as president
- He said Akufo-Addo should be the last old man to lead the country
- The radio presenter was recently suspended as the host of the morning show on Angel FM by the station's management
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Radio Presenter, Captain Smart, has called on Ghanaians to make sure that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the last old man to be president.
President Akufo-Addo celebrated his 77th birthday on March 29, 2021.
He defeated a 62-year-old presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President, John Dramani Mahama, in the 2020 general elections to secure a second term.
Akufo-Addo collected 51.302% of the votes cast against Mahama’s 47.359%. The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four-percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
Appearing on the KSM show hosted by veteran comedian, Kweku Sintim-Misa, Captain Smart argued that the world has evolved and progressed to a stage that Ghana needs people who have an understanding of the times to make life better for the youth.
“Ghana’s youth must understand and I’ve said it that after Nana Addo, the youth will not vote for any other old man again,” he stated on the show as reported by Ghanaweb.
The radio presenter further likened the current state of the country to a case of Ghanaians "becoming fools in our wisdomic house."
On Thursday, May 6, 2021, YEN.com.gh reported that Smart, the host of the Angel FM's morning show, Anopa Bofour, had been taken off the airwaves.
It was later confirmed by Kwadwo Dickson, the station's General Manager. It is said that Captain Smart made some not-so-nice comments about people in government. Some people think that his suspension is a form of power play to gag the media.
In the past few days, there have been several stories of people losing their lives over the non-availability of beds at the national hospitals in Ghana.
On Saturday, May 15, YEN.com.gh reported that Sam George, the NDC Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, shared a personal experience of his constituent losing his life because of a lack of beds.
He used the experience to lash out at people who are against the #FixTheCountry campaign, calling on the government to resolve the issues plaguing the country.