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General News of Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Source: 3 News

Mahama only redenominated, his value is the same – NPP MP

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku Constituency Dr Bernard Nii Okoe Boye says the return of John Dramani Mahama as leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is only a “beautiful” redenomination by the opposition party.

In his allusion, just like the Cedi underwent redenomination some years back, the immediate past president “has in a beautiful way been redenominated but the value is the same”.

“JM is the same JM. The same author of dumsor for four years,” he stressed.

The medical practitioner was commenting on the state of the economy on TV3’s New Day on Tuesday.

He was speaking particularly on the announcement by the Central Bank on the enhanced security features to be introduced on the Cedi from Monday, May 6.

Comparing the performance of the current government to the previous one, the lawmaker said Mr Mahama was, for instance, not against trainee nurses and teachers when he withdrew their allowances.

“The economy was just bad [under him],” he insisted.

‘Depreciated Akufo-Addo’

But co-panellist and colleague MP Sam George Nartey says he, and by extension Ghanaians, will prefer Mr Mahama to the current president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

“I will prefer a redenominated Mahama to a depreciated Akufo-Addo.”

He argued that the Ghanaian economy is on a nosedive under the leadership of Mr Akufo-Addo.

The numerous promises, he stated, have not been fulfilled.

He insinuated that Ghanaians will go for Mr Mahama in next year’s presidential elections.

The former president will lead the NDC again in a major election after he beat six others last February to become the party’s flagbearer.

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