Politics of Friday, 20 April 2018
Mr Stephen Ashitey Adjei, an executive member of the Tema East branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has cautioned former President John Dramani Mahama against party members hanging around him for benefits.
He stated: “Former President Mahama is seen by some NDC Executives as a Cash-Cow that is why they want him to run for 2020 at all cost so that they will make money out of him.”
Mr Ashitey Adjei, popularly called Moshake, who was speaking in a news conference in Accra on Thursday warned that most of the people singing his praises and asking him to lead the party into 2020 were doing so with ulterior motives.
“These people are few within the leadership of the party at various levels – they know very well what they want and are therefore urging him on because of money.”
He said it was wrong and urged the former President to think of his legacy and leave while the applause was still somewhat loud because the 2016 election loss was still in the minds of people and could even get worse in 2020.
Moshake said, the people trying to mislead the former President are self-seeking politicians who are only praise-singing with the intent of cajoling him into spreading his money.
“I will urge the former President to take time and do an introspection; the very people who are asking him to lead the party again are the same people who misled him into acting out of touch with Ghanaians when he was President.”
He said before former President Mahama would campaign for the Presidency, the NDC’s Presidential primary would be a hurdle for him contrary to what people were telling him.”
“If he runs, he may not win the NDC Presidential slot because like I said, those asking him to run are mostly people who want his money” Moshake said.