Here are five funny Ghanaian politicians who make us laugh a lot of the time. If they were to take up jobs as comedians, you can bet that they would succeed.
1.Hassan Ayariga: He first came into public view when he won the presidential primaries of the People's National Convention. Representing the party in the subsequent IEA debate in 2012, alongside the NPP's Nana Akufo-Addo, the NDC's John Mahama and the CPP's Abu Sakara, Ayariga aptly demonstrated his propensity for the comedic. He, essentially, stole the debate with words and gestures that got Ghanaians laughing throughout the five-hour duration of the show.Remember his infamous coughing bouts which apparently reared its head only when it was Akufo-Addo's turn to speak? Remember him say after that episode that he would produce 'Ayaricough' cough mixture for sale.
He was at his comedic best again this week when he said on Accra-based Class FM that albinos are produced when men make love to women during their menses.
2. Akua Donkor: The founder and leader of the Ghana Freedom Party is a leading member of this list of funny Ghanaian politicians. She does not speak English, so she is forced to speak Twi all the time. And almost everything she say induces laughter!
After people questioned the basis upon which President Mahama included her in a high-powered government delegation to an economic summit in Italy in 2015, Madam Donkor defended her participation, describing herself as the chief economic adviser to the president.
3. Abraham Amaliba
The facial expressions of Abraham Amaliba alone are enough to trigger laughter. The lawyer and National Democratic Congress communicator provoked national mockery in 2014 when he was reported as saying that the construction of high-rise buildings in the capital was responsible for the sharp decline in the value of the cedi.
4. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John): The former General Secretary of the NPP caused many Ghanaians to laugh out last when he said "fear delegates, not ghost" after losing his re-election bid in 2014.
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When a journalist asked him last month if he had ever received a bribe, he said: "Which bribe? Is your money missing? Am I a government worker? Do Ghanaians bring me their tax? Don't trivialize this issue, I don't keep public funds." That got everyone laughing as well.
5. Johnson Asiedu Nketia: The general secretary of the NDC is a natural comedian who gets people laughing each time he opens his mouth. The witty responses he provides each time he is interviewed in the media have endeared him to many people.
We all laughed our lungs out last year when it was discovered that he had worn a women's coat during a state visit to Germany as a member of the president's delegation.
When his apparent fashion blunder was put to him, the NDC secretary laughed it off, saying that the coat belonged to his wife and that he had chosen to wear it instead of spending money to buy a new one in Germany. He added that he was unperturbed by the criticism and mockery that his action generated because he had not gone to the European country for a fashion show.
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Do you know of funny Ghanaian politicans who have been left off this list? You can share their names with us in the comments section.