COP Kofi Boakye leads John Mahama entourage to Manhyia
Retired Commissioner of Police (COP) Nathan Kofi Boakye led former President John Mahama during the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Sagrenti War in Asanteman.
The war took place in 1874 between the Asantes and the British Colonial Army. The event, known as “Kuntunkuni,” aimed to remember the devastating effects of the war and was attended by political figures including John Mahama. Kofi Boakye, dressed in black, accompanied John Mahama and his entourage to the event. Prior to this, Boakye had been involved in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) campaign to defeat the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Boakye’s affiliation with the NDC has prompted speculation that he may be chosen as John Mahama’s running mate in the upcoming December 2024 elections. Insiders claim that discussions and selection processes are currently underway within the NDC, and there is growing confidence that Boakye will be chosen. His close relationship with Mahama and his connections to the Ashanti Region, particularly the Manyhia Palace, have contributed to this speculation.
Some believe that selecting Boakye will help Mahama gain support from the influential Manhyia Palace ahead of the 2024 election. Despite leaving the police service, Boakye is highly respected for his professionalism and courage, having received numerous awards for his service to the police and Ghana. His potential inclusion on the ticket as Vice President is seen by some as a way to ensure a more professional and resolute response from the police against the NPP’s alleged plans to rig the 2024 election.
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