Nyaho Tamakloe, a founder member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has told Asempa FM in Accra during an interview that president John Mahama was not incompetent as is being touted around by the opposition party which he belongs.
Tamakloe who is serving a suspension term for flouting internal mechanisms in resolving party disagreements paid glowing compliment to Ghana’s president and said the country would have grounded to a halt long ago if he was indeed incompetent.
The erstwhile Ghana ambassador to Serbia and Montenegro in the previous NPP administration described the president as a very intelligent individual and extoled him for his humility.
The tough talking Nyaho Tamakloe said he was not of the view that Mahama was incompetent.
He said: "If my party says so, they know what they are saying is not true. If he had been incompetent, this country would have been grounded long ago.
"He is a very intelligent young man who has tremendous love for this nation and he is so amazing. There are things about that man that amazes me sometimes, It is not every political leader that goes everywhere and is accepted."
The NPP man however, stated categorically that his comments were not an endorsement of president Mahama's re-election bid in the upcoming polls.