Former Minister of Trade and Industry under the Mahama administration, Mr. Ekow Spio Garbrah has indicated that current President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo will serve only one term in office as president.
Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat, the minister indicated that the unfortunate demise of former President John Evans Atta-Mills has created an “instant one-term scenario” – and the incident has made it easier for Ghanaians to shorten the 8-year term to a 4-year term.
“This fourth republic, we started off with 8-year government, Ghanaians got used to 8 years under President Rawlings and Kufour but unfortunately the death of President Mills created an instant one-term type scenario for President Mills and I believe that particular incident made it easier for Ghanaians to shorten the 8-year that President Mahama would have enjoyed to term to a 4-year term, President Mills became a one-term President and President Mahama as well“.
Quizzed as to whether the 4-year term also applies to President Nana Akufo-Addo, he said “It’ll be a one-term for the current president as well”.
Mr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah also disclosed his intention to contest for the Presidency in 2020 when NDC open nominations. He added that 2020 will be the year the New Democratic Congress (NDC) recaptures power from the NPP.