18 July 2016

Election is about competence not popularity – Nduom

NdoumThe Progressive People’s Party (PPP) presidential candidate Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom says presidents must be elected based on competence and ability to impact positively the lives of Ghanaians and not based on popularity.

Speaking on Citi FM Monday, Dr. Nduom said, “we have reached a point in Ghana where we should begin to talk about competency, ability, can this person do the job or not? If you own a store and want an accountant to sit there and count your money for you every day, you don’t go round and find the most popular person.

“You want the best person, the one who has the accounting skills to do the job for you…sometimes in Ghana, you’ll find people saying ‘ he’s handsome’, ‘he’s tall’, ‘he’s short’, no. Who has the right ability, the right competency, the right experience to match up to the problem we have today,” Dr. Nduom said.

Dr. Nduom also dismissed suggestions that his main contenders for the 2016 presidential election, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and John Dramani Mahama of the NPP and NDC respectively have a larger following on social media than he does.

According to him, it is not about the number of social media following but what you do with that following that matters.

“Back in 2012, I had a lot more than the rest of them but others caught up and felt that the likes was what they were looking for. It’s okay to have many likes but it’s what you do with it that’s important. I have content, better content which I put there myself.

“I think about the content and put it there myself. If you go to my page, you’ll find that it has meaningful content. What do we want to do about education, what do we want to do about jobs, I write. Consistently we have over 100, 000 who get to see those things and use them,” Dr. Nduom said.

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