Election 2016 Mahama will win because he is handsome – Minister

The deputy Ashanti Regional minister, Joseph Yamin argued that beauty and charisma were also contributing factors for winning an election.

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The deputy Ashanti Regional minister, Joseph Yamin has said President John Mahama will win the elections because he is “handsome.”

In an interview with Kumasi-based Abusua FM, the minister said the president’s re-election will be secured based on his “charisma and handsomeness.”

“We are telling the electorate to vote for such a handsome man.”



“If beauty does not count in elections, why was former President Kufuor described by many as Gentle Giant? What were they trying to portray by calling him that? Beauty also plays a role in elections,” he added.

Related: Samira Bawumia blasts Vanderpuye over 'presidency not for short people' comments

His comments come after the vice presidential candidate for the NPP, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, held a forum that sought to condemn the NDC’s economic record since regaining power in 2009.

Related: Mahama's problem is his failure to manage resources - Bawumia

The New Patriotic Party and the governing National Democratic Congress has traded accusations that the other side lacked concrete message for the country.


While voters have been encouraged to make their choice on election day based on policies and not trivialities such as looks and tribal background, politicians have been criticised for not giving concrete reasons why they deserve votes.

At a rally to launch of the NDC’s campaign in August, the sport minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye said “presidency was not for short people”; which is widely believed to a reference to the presidential candidate of the NPP.

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