John Mahama contender arrested

The man who tried to contest President Mahama in the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential primaries, George Boateng has been arrested.

He was arrested at about 11:30pm on Sunday night by National Security officers and handed over to the Airport Police.

George Boateng is said to have been impersonating national security personnel while taking money from unsuspecting persons.

Checks by Joy News reveal he is still in custody at the Airport Police as at now.

George Boateng emerged in the news last year after he declared his intentions to contest President Mahama in the party’s November 7 primaries.

The aspirant has since been engaged in verbal jousting with some members of the party, especially Mr Asiedu Nketia , General Secretary of the party, who described him as having a mental disorder.

National executives of the party ruled out the possibility of allowing him contest President Mahama, arguing that the forms he bought were draft copies.

Mr. Boateng’s attempt to pick a new one however proved futile as he was prevented from presenting his nomination forms at the party headquarters.

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