A former minister of education, Prof Christopher Ameyaw Ekumfi has taken on the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for his many ‘jokes’ in the political space.
Prof Ekumfi who is lacing his boots to contest as national Chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) said he is a more serious politician than his political opponents Asiedu Nketia and Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.
Speaking on Asempa FM he said politics is a serious business however Mr Nketia rather prefer to joke at the least given opportunity.
“Sometimes, Ghanaians think politics is all about mounting [of] podiums and cracking jokes. Being a Chairman or a leader of a party is a serious business. If I am to pair with him (Asiedu Nketia) or any other person (Ofosu-Ampofo), I am the more serious of either of them.
“Asiedu Nketia and I come from the same town so we are brothers but he likes to joke too much. Some jokes are meant for home and not in politics. People in NDC may love him but NPP will not love his jokes, which to me is the distinction.”