Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku has said it is unheard of for a “messiah” to not be able to heal his own home.
In a veiled reference to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, with whom, along with eight others, he is contesting the New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer slot, Dr Apraku wondered: “If you are a messiah, and you can’t heal your home, what kind of messiah are you?”
“I think this is completely acceptable,” the economist asserted.
He noted: “This is politics; we are competing. Politics is a competition of ideas. Your ideas against my ideas, your vision against my vision. And in that interrogation, everything should be open.”
He told Accra-based Citi TV: “When we are looking at our records, obviously, if you want to govern this country and you have been involved in anything that comes close to governing the country, we have the right to assess how well you have handled it.”
The party will elect a flagbearer in November this year ahead of the December 2024 general elections.