Respondents Tip Henry Kokofu As Compromise Running Mate To Dr Bawumia.
Scores of New Patriotic Party (NPP) members who spoke to this reporter over the weekend agree that former MP for Bantama and current EPA boss, Dr Henry Kwabena Kokofu could easily pass as a compromised running mate to NPP leader, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
This reporter sums up the views of about 50 persons interviewed with three arguments in this report.
53 year old Daniel Ampah, a resident at Atwima Boko said once the matter has been settled that the running mate should come from the Ashanti Region, it would be ideal to choose someone who appeals to the larger populace.
He noted that of all the names he had heard, Dr Kokofu carries no controversy and would be very acceptable to Ghanaians.
“I have known Dr Kokofu since the year 2000 and have followed his activities including the meticulous manner he does his things and i am sure he would bring his varied experiences from Forestry, govevernance, politics and work at EPA to bear on the office and assist Dr Bawumia to do well”, Mr Ampah stated.
Linda Amankwah, NPP member at Duase in the Manhyia North Constituency said she started observing the former MP for Bantama from 2016.
She noted that she could say the vast experience Dr Kokofu has in politics, his courteous mannersims and deep knowledge of various fields of governance and leadership makes him an ideal person to be considered as running mate to Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
Kwabena Amankwah, 27 year old resident of Asokwa said the current issue in the country was unemployment.
He noted that having followed Dr Kokofu’s exploits at the EPA he was sure more of the youth could get employment due to his thinking capacity.
He stated he was aware Dr Kokofu has doubled the staff size at EPA and decentralised operations of the outfit across the country.
“For the youth we want someone who can best fix us with job opportunities and from my knowledge about Dr Kokofu we will be happy if he is considered as a running mate since he has proven himself worthy”, Amankwah