Jacob Osei Yeboah, the only independent candidate, in last year’s election has said he sees nothing wrong with Otiko Afisa Djaba’s description of former president John Mahama as a "wicked" and "violent".
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The Minister Designate for Gender and Social Protection also referred to Mahama as a man who is also "an embarrassment" to northerners and has the "heart of a devil,”.
Speaking on Class FM’s Executive Breakfast show he said, “To me, I saw her as being blunt and each one of us handles hurt in a different way. Unless you empathize with someone and understand the state of someone, it becomes very difficult for you to really judge the person”
“Unless you've understood what she has experienced as a cousin to the president, [you shouldn't judge her]," he said, adding that her critics are being "…a bit unfair to her".
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"I would rather give her a plus. You see, why don't we see it this way: if even her cousin who has been a former president, she never spared but spoke that way [about him], then it means don't mess with our women, don't mess with our kids, she is going to deal with you as it is because in front of people, she didn’t even spare her own cousin"
"That is the message that to me she sent out there – that let us sit properly, it's no more going to be diplomacy; men treat your wives as women, respect them, don't bully them because if you bully them and it gets to Otiko, it's going to be another thing," he explained.
This takes the backdrop of some damning allegations Otiko Afisa Djaba was said to have made against Former President John Dramani Mahama during the 2016 campaign season which she again defended during her Ministerial Vetting.