Thursday, July 10, 2008


A FOUNDER member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region, Mr George Ayisi-Boateng, has stated that the statement by the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, questioning the professional qualifications of President Kufuor and Nana Akufo-Addo aslawyers, smacked of ignorance.
"It is, therefore, important for her to be bold enough to apologise to President Kufuor and Nana Akufo-Addo for the negative comments, now that her ignorance has been exposed," he said in an interview with the Daily Graphic today.
Mr Ayisi-Boateng who is also the vice chairman of the "one touch movement for Nana 2008", a group in the Ashanti Region, campaigning for the victory of Nana Akufo-Addo in the December elections, said, even with her first degree in Rural Art, Mrs Rawlings could become a lawyer if she decides to go through the professional training.
He wondered how someone who had gone through university education could so much expose her ignorance while speaking to a group of university students.
Mr Ayisi-Boateng questioned, "How would the students judje her now that she had exposed herself to national ridicule?'
He described President Kufuor as a highly qualified lawyer who is recognised internationally.
"And for Nana Akufo-Addo, his records are there for all to see so the former first lady should spare us such vituperations", Mr Ayisi-Boateng said.
He said the utterances by the former first couple were disturbing and they needed to watch what they say.
He said after 19 years as head of state, Mr Rawlings had become a statesman but his statements were putting him in bad light.

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