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General News of Friday, 11 November 2016


Mahama confused in his own lies - Sir John

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie - Sir John Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie - Sir John

President John Dramani Mahama has lost the trust of Ghanaians and will be voted out of office on December 7, former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has said.

Sir John, as he is popularly known, stated through a release on Friday, November 11, that: “The most important ingredient about leadership is trust. Once the people see you as a liar or deceiver, there is nothing else you can do. It is gone. Finished!”

“The president is so confused in his own lies that after sacking 23 members of his own party just a few days ago, and having the founder of his party and the wife contesting and campaigning against his re-election bid, he is rather the one going around with his vice president and General Secretary accusing their main opponent of being divisive. This is the sign of a man who believes he can lie his way through every truth.”

Sir John, as Mr Owusu Afriyie is known, said the president has lied about everything to the extent that “he has even been able to lie to himself that he is leading a united party when three of his MPs have filed as independent candidates and most of the Mills men have been completely sidelined”.

To the NPP man, if the president stops believing in his own lies, he will begin to see how far removed his world is from the reality that 27 million Ghanaians are facing, adding that the president “thinks he has done well when he wakes up in the morning and looks in the mirror in his marble-floor room”.

Mr Afriyie indicated that the president and his team have tried all they can to divert public attention from the “lies, corruption and incompetence” they have engulfed Ghana with, which is sinking the country and soiling its international image.

“Have you heard the NDC advert with a voice of a woman, who is obviously a beneficiary of ‘No ko fio’, saying that she will vote for JM because she cares about peace and stability? Was Ghana in turmoil when JM took over? Has any leader threatened to invade Burkina Faso? People want jobs, food, accommodation, and the dignity that comes with earning a decent income and you the president, who have caused us misery and pain, you are there talking about peace! Na peace we go chop?” the NPP former General Secretary asked.

“Ghanaians must just vote John Mahama out to save him. He is stuck. He is like a man who travelled to a territory of lies without either a passport or a return ticket. He needs to be saved.”