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Opinions of Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Columnist: Razak Kojo Opoku

John Mahama; a candidate without message and policies

John Mahama has never had a message and policies for the good people of Ghana.

In 2012, the death of Prof. Mills and the sympathy associated with it in a way gave Mahama the urge over then candidate Akufo-Addo. Regardless, the 2012 was won by Mahama through electoral irregularities and rigging as exposed by Election Petition Case.

The 2012 message of Mahama was continuation of Prof. Mills legacies but never proposed anything different.

In 2016, the message and policies of John Mahama was Green Book with Artistic Impressions. Beyond this nothing meaningful was said by John Mahama and NDC. So in 2016, John Mahama went into the election with:
1. Green Book with Artistic Impressions.
2. Useless counter Messages against Free SHS Policy and other proposed policies of then candidate Akufo-Addo.
3. Tribal message; Vote for me because I am a Northerner not based on competencies.

Ahead of 2020 general elections, many people have been requesting from John Mahama his campaign message and alternative policies without any feedback from John Mahama and the NDC.

Those who know John Mahama are not really surprised about his lack of message and policy alternatives for election 2020 since Mahama has never had one for any election he has ever contested.

Apart from useless sympathy and Green Book with Artistic Impressions, John Mahama has nothing new to offer Ghanaians in 2020.

Since elected as Leader and flagbearer of the NDC, John Mahama message and policies have been:

1. I will Review

2. I will Cancel

3. I will form national consultative forum

4. I will engage stakeholders

Beyond these statements John Mahama has never state any meaningful message or policy alternative for election 2020.

In fact John Mahama is a very useless alternative for mother Ghana.