A nephew and confidante of President Akufo-Addo, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has hinted that it is highly possible that the President will run for a second term.
According to the former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, President Akufo-Addo is lacing his boots to contest the 2020 elections.
Speaking at the just ended New Patriotic Party (NPP) delegates conference in Eastern Regional capital Koforidua, Mr Otchere-Darko posited that the President has enough energy to contest and win the 2020 elections.
He added that due to the passion which the President has for the job, four years will not be enough for him to institute all his plans for a better Ghana
He indicated; “My fear is that he works too hard. In terms of his physical endurance, he has more than even me, and I am 20 years younger than him…and he is alert.
“What feeds the physical is also the conviction. He feels that he has to achieve something and I feel he paces himself in a way that can keep him going in a sense that it is the work that keeps him going. It is not about the perks of the office,” he added.
The debate about whether Akufo-Addo will seek reelection surfaced after the president told Journalists at the Jubilee House last year that he may not be on the ballot in 2020.
The President had been commenting on threats by a group of illegal miners that they will vote him out in the next election because of his unwavering campaign against destructive illegal mining activities.
Akufo-Addo said the illegal miners need not worry because he may not even be on the ballot in the next election.