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General News of Sunday, 20 November 2016


Mahama lacks principles - Akufo-Addo

President John Mahama is not a man of principles or truthfulness, flag bearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said.

“A leader without principle, a leader without commitment, a leader incapable of maintaining the truth and telling the truth to the people; such a leader does not deserve the trust of the people of Ghana. He does not deserve the trust of the people of Ghana. We cannot trust Mahama. The Ghanaian people cannot trust John Dramani Mahama,” Mr Akufo-Addo said at a rally in Akim Oda, on Saturday, November 19, 2016, the last day of his 4-day tour of the Eastern Region.

The NPP flag bearer noted that with 16 days to the holding of the December 7 elections, President Mahama, out of desperation, will announce a plethora of phantom promises to the Ghanaian electorate, and will also flip-flop on key issues.

One such desperate move and change in stance on the part of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo recounted, is the decision to partially restore the allowances of nurse trainees.

It will be recalled that President Mahama on September 8, 2016, publicly stated that it is “better to lose on principle than win using falsehoods. We’ll not reverse the decision.”

The NPP flag bearer noted that despite President Mahama’s opposition to the restoration of the allowance all these years, he has suddenly changed his mind. Trainee nurses were recently paid GH¢150 as their monthly allowance.

This, Nana Akufo-Addo noted is a clear indication that “he (President Mahama) is not a man of principle, he is not a man of commitment, and he is not a man of truth. We cannot put our destinies in the hands of such a man.”

To this end, Nana Akufo-Addo is urging Ghanaians to repose their confidence in him and in the NPP, saying that “we have the men and women who can give us a first-class government and return us onto the path of progress and prosperity within a very short spate of time.”

An Akufo-Addo government, God-willing, from January 2017, he told the crowd, will help create jobs and bring wealth to the people of Ghana, assuring them that “we will change the face our nation and bring progress and prosperity to our country.”