Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a flagbearer candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), had a terrible grief as a young man.
The ex-agriculture minister said it was a very difficult time in his life, but he did not elaborate on what transpired or identify the woman.
But as they say, time cures all wounds, and he was able to go on.
In an interview with Accra’s Starr FM, Dr. Afriyie revealed this and said that sadness is a common emotion for men.
It is a natural aspect of growing up, in his opinion.
“Everybody goes through that; don’t tell me you didn’t. Well, for me, it was very hard, but young men shouldn’t worry when they go through this phase; it’s part of life. If you don’t go through those kinds of experiences, then it means you’re still not mature,” he said.
When asked about the lady’s whereabouts and whether they were in touch, he retorted, “This happened many years ago, so I have moved on.”
One of the four candidates running to lead the NPP in the 2023 election is Dr. Akoto.
He faces fierce competition from Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Assin Central MP Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, and former Mampong MP Francis Addai Nimoh, in the party’s presidential primary set for November 4, 2023.