Former National Organizer of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yaw Boateng Gyan, has hit back at those who believe he has personal scores to settle with the twice-defeated Presidential Candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, asking his critics to first find out if the former president is “pro-Yaw Gyan”.
Mr Boateng Gyan, who confess his support for former Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor – should the latter declare his intention to contest – as the next flagbearer of the opposition party, said his action is premised on the fact that Mr Mahama once “sponsored Kofi Adams to unseat him” as the NDCs National Organizer.
Speaking on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, he asserted that former President Mahama went ahead to financially strengthen Kofi Adams, for reasons he cannot fathom, to not only contest against him, but ensured that he (Yaw Gyan) lost in that infamous internal elections.
This is in spite of the fact that he [Boateng Gyan] was among those who stood for former President Mahama to go unopposed after the death of President Mills, he revealed.
“. . . when Prof Mills died, I was one of those who insisted that Mahama must go unopposed in Kumasi and after he became the President, he sponsored Kofi Adams to kick me out of my position when I was contesting for re-election. People said it at that time but I didn’t believe it but now I believe it due to what is happening. There is this speculation that Mahama and I are not on good terms but I don’t know what I have done to wrong him,” he said.
He also accused the former President of driving away seasoned and accomplished executives from his inner circle and surrounding himself with new and youthful people, yet has not been successful in his two attempts to regain power.