General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has stated that politics is not about pretty looks as many would want it appear like.
He said if it had been so, Former President John Dramani Mahama would have easily won the 2016 general elections because he appeared more handsome than the other contenders on the ballot.
“In 2016, the most handsome of the race did not win…people claimed he was more handsome than Nana Addo but still, Nana Addo won…ask yourself why people didn’t even vote massively for John Mahama though he is a handsome man, it should tell you that they didn’t vote per physical features”, he revealed.
Responding to comments from former President Jerry John Rawlings at the party’s 25th Anniversary Rally held at Ashaiman Mandela park in Accra to the effect he was “ugly and light” he was naturally born ‘ugly’ and cannot do anything about it.
“It is a pity he (Asiedu Nketia) is ugly…If he were handsome, we would put him on a horse to go and help. Considering how light he is like air, the horse will run faster,”the NDC founder joked.
But in response Asiedu Nketia affectionately called General Mosquito said “God gave everyone what fits them and that’s why I’m proud of myself. God gave me those features and I cannot be held accountable for that…, I did not beg for those features” he said.
According to him, the former president might have made those comments because he arrived at the events grounds late.
“I was very late for the event because of heavy traffic on the Tema road but when I got there and saw all the big men on the stage, I quickly apologized. But I realized that when I got there, the crowd were all over me and that’s why JJ decided to make fun of me saying I’m even popular than Mahama but for my weight and handsomeness, I could qualify as flagbearer of the party” he said on Okay fm.
“Rawlings knows what I have done and what I can do for my party and that’s why he wanted to give me that huge position” he stressed.