POLITICS: Mahama Accuses Akufo-Addo Of Sweet-Talking His Way To Power
The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC), John Mahama has accused incumbent president, Nana Akufo-Addo, and the New patriotic party of using sweet words and lofty promises to hoodwink Ghanaians into voting for them in 2016.
John Mahama asserted that the four-year tenure of the Akufo-Addo administration had convinced him that the president deliberately made promises he never intended to fulfill to the Ghanaian electorate four years ago.
He cited pledges like the ones made by the president to reduce corruption, reduce borrowing, and run a lean government, and said evidence abounded to show that the president has only done to the contrary.
"This government has been a scam on Ghanaians. In 2016, they said all kinds of sweet things, they said we were sitting on money and that Ghana was sorrowful and that we should vote for them to transform Ghana in 16 months. But today we are even hungrier than we were in 2016", John told party supporters in Bongo in the Upper East Region.
"The president said in 2016 that he was coming to fight corruption but today the President and his family are swimming in Corruption ". he added.
The NDC flagbearer cited the recent resignation of the special prosecutor, Mr. Martin Amidu as evidence that the president's fight against corruption was wobbly, as his close associates were benefiting from the proceeds of corruption.
He thus called on the Ghanaian electorate to vote out the president and the ruling party and return the NDC to power to create an equal and just society for all. He said a recent survey found that more than 60 percent of Ghanaians said their livelihoods were worse off now than four years ago.
This, he said showed that the NPP government was a threat to the development of an inclusive society.
John Mahama also accused the government of using funds from the Ghana Stabilization Fund to buy votes under the guise of supporting businesses to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The NDC flagbearer also used the opportunity to educate the voters on how to vote for the NDC to avoid having their votes rejected.
Story by: Rodney Tsenuokpor