Foreign Affairs Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, has been explaining why President John Dramani Mahama is backing former New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer aspirant, Alan John Kwadwo Kyeremanten, as the next Director for the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The African Union has selected the former Trades Minister under the erstwhile Kufuor administration as its candidate for the directorship of the World Trade Organisation.
The AU arrived at the decision after President Mahama lobbied other African countries in Equatorial Guinea to support the candidature of Mr Kyeremanten.
But some believe President Mahama's decision to root for Mr Kyeremanten is simply an attempt to crash the presidential ambitions of the latter.
Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, who took part in the 7th Summit of the ACP countries in Equatorial Guinea rejected claims that the move by the President is an attempt to nib in the bud the presidential ambition of the former minister.
Speaking in an interview with Kwame Danso Acheampong of Radio XYZ, he countered that Alan Kyeremanten consented to this support given him by the president. He also added that the ruling NDC government only put the matter before the AU to court the backing of the world for a competent Ghanaian.
“President Mahama in calling on his colleagues to support his candidature emphasized the point that Alan Kyeremanten in eminently qualified. He has a good track record as a minister of Trade and he has a good understanding of trade issues and matters,” Alhaji Mumuni explained.
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