- Kofi Adams says recent comments by Alban Bagbin do not help in the healing process
- Kofi Adams said Bagbin is a “good material” but was quick with a retort on the claim by Bagbin that he trained almost all of the aspiring candidates
National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams has urged all with ambitions of becoming flag bearers to put the party first.
According to him, the NDC is currently in a healing process after losing heavily in the 2016 elections, and does not need anyone to destruct the process.
His comments come after Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin openly declared his presidential ambitions while speaking to journalists in the Upper West Region.
The Nadowli West MP boastfully declared that he "stands tall amongst those who have come out so far" to declare their intentions of becoming flag bearers of the NDC.
He further suggested that he was more qualified to lead the party that the recently unseated John Mahama, saying the ex-president has one served under him in Parliament.
This, the former Health minister believes, makes him more experienced and better placed to lead the NDC come 2020.
However, reacting to the comments of Bagbin, Kofi Adams disagreed with him on the stand that he (Bagbin) is more experienced because former president Mahama served under him.
According to the NDC National Organiser, training a person doesn't make you better, likening the situation to that of a lecturer and a student.
In an interview with Joy News, Adams said: “When I was in the university, there was an elderly man who was studying agriculture. A student he taught in the secondary school was now his lecturer at the University.
"What do you say about that? Would you say because you taught that student in the secondary school so you are still better than the student when he has come further, studied and has become a lecturer at the university?"
He added that at this moment the most important thing is to focus on getting the NDC back on its feet ahead of the 2020 elections.
According to him, "all persons who are interested in vying must focus on the healing process".