General News of Thursday, 11 October 2018
Former President John Mahama has expressed strong optimism of victory 2020 for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The former president and aspiring presidential candidate indicated that the performance of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been abysmal.
In his view, the failure of the NPP to deliver on their major campaign promises and the economic challenges Ghanaians are going through would make the challenges of the NDC brighter.
“We have a good chance to win 2020 elections because of the method in which the NPP came into power. They used a lot of sweet words, they promised heaven and I don’t think they thought through the promises because some of the promises were weird and absurd”.
Addressing delegates of the NDC in the Boga East Constituency in the Upper East Region as part of his nationwide campaign tour he said, “When we were in power, small and medium industries were setup in the districts, but One District One Factory sounds nice to the ear, but not only that, One Village One Dam and we say what kind of dam?, the reality comes, they dig dugouts. Under GSOP we dug dugouts across most districts of the country.”
“The worst one is $1m per each constituency and Bolga East was expecting $2m but for 2017 and 2018 no constituency has received such monies. My worry is that, it shakes the fate of Ghanaians in our democracy, it makes Ghanaians believe that politicians are just lairs and will not fulfill their promises”.