Mahama will put Ghana on a reverse gear if re-elected as president – NPP

The governing New Patriotic Party has likened a future John Mahama administration to a vehicle that has been on a reverse gear.

In the assertion of the ruling party, the National Democratic Congress flagbearer lacks the competence to maintain Ghana’s stability on the path of progress which has been laid by the Akufo Addo administration.

Addressing a press conference held in Accra to respond to a plethora of running issues including the controversial Agyapa Royalties Limited Agreement, Communications Director of the NPP Yaw Buaben Asamoa said “Ghana is the talk of the international community, thanks to the sterling leadership of President Akufo-Addo. We are on the move. It will be a tragedy, if we should put this country in reverse gear by entrusting it into the hands of a person who is a self-confessed doubter”.

Yaw Buaben Asamoa further accused the former President of double standards, citing his position on the free Senior High School program prior to the 2016 elections, the compilation of the new register, payment of allowance to nursing trainees amongst others.

“President Mahama hated free SHS with a passion. His government paid for over forty advertisements against it from his assumption of the Presidency. He failed to deliver on his ill-conceived alternate of E-Blocks. Today, he says he should be voted into office to maintain free SHS. Well, Candidate Mahama, we are not looking for a “Maintenance Officer”. We are looking for a President. A Leader,” he said.

The New Patriotic Party further asserted that former President John Dramani Mahama blew away the opportunity to show leadership and implement life changing policies when he was President, a situation they believe has will not change if he gets re-elected.

“Having had the most opportunity to affect Ghana’s fortunes positively, he blew it all, landing Ghana in the policy misery that saw him run to the IMF, barely 10 years after President Kufuor took us out of painful HIPC. Candidate Mahama’s omissions so impoverished Ghana that budgetary support to essential social services were cut, including the infamous cancellation of trainee allowances. Candidate Mahama’s omissions so impoverished Ghana that he refused the value of free SHS, blindly screaming that its implementation would collapse educational infrastructure and national finances. Candidate Mahama’s omissions so impoverished Ghana that we could not afford fuel oil to power our energy grid. Candidate Mahama’s omissions were so grave he supervised a caricature of financial Ponzi schemes and danced on the grave of the collapsed financial sector in Parliament, chastising Ghanaians for “looking for Alice in Wonderland” financial returns.”

While making reference to a book authored by the former President, Mr. Yaw Buaben Asamoa maintained that “Do not forget, he is a self-confessed doubter. One who is never able to make his mind about anything? He is convinced we have short memories, but we remember Candidate Mahama’s own confessions about himself in his book, My First Coup D’état, when he states that.”

Source: Dreamz FM

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