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Politics of Wednesday, 25 November 2020


Today in History: Mahama’s 2nd Coming, I don’t get it – Nunoo Mensah

Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama

Two years ago today, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah questioned former President John Dramani Mahama's motive to contest Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the 2020 elections after losing the Presidential seat to the NPP in 2016.

“I’m trying to understand why Mahama wants a comeback; that I'm struggling to understand. These same Ghanaians rejected you two years ago, have you done an opinion poll to know if their minds have changed?” he queried.

To Nunoo Mensah, John Dramani Mahama should take a back seat and refrain from the Presidency because he had already paid his dues to the country.

Read the full story originally published on November, 25, 2018, on Ghanaweb

Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, says he is struggling to understand why former President John Mahama wants to contest for the presidency again after losing the seat to President Akufo-Addo in 2016.

He believes the ex-president has had his time to serve the country and should have taken a back seat rather than attempting to take over the reins of power again.

Speaking on Kasapa Friday, Mr. Mensah said “I’m trying to understand why Mahama wants to a comeback that am struggling to understand. This same Ghanaians rejected you two years ago, have you done an opinion poll to know if their minds have changed?”

While acknowledging the former President’s successes in the highest office of the land, the former National Security Advisor maintained that it would only be expedient for the former President to rethink his decision for the contest.

“You see, this world you will come and do some and leave others to continue. To me am struggling to find the basis for him wanting to come back. The election results were brutal against the NDC” he said.

Meanwhile, he has slammed the Akufo Addo government for under-performing in the last two years considering the mouthwatering promises they made to the people of Ghana.

According to him, policies such as the free SHS continues to be faced with challenges, creating so much difficulty for parents and school authorities.

“I know Akufo Addo very well. I want him to succeed but what is going on is making life difficult for everyone. With free shots, I was at Oreilly two days ago, and these children I think there is something wrong with the system, no one is listening, there is no impress. There is no money to fund the project but you still want to do it, then if you are doing it, do it well. So far one village one dam, can you make a dam without water, you need a borehole to pump water from the ground to fill the dam but all of these are too much talks” he said.