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Politics of Friday, 11 September 2020

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Joshua Alabi reveals why Mahama is receiving attention from Ghanaians

The Election 2020 Campaign Manager of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof Joshua Alabi, has said the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has deceived the electorate and, thus, has no justification to ask for a second term in office.

According to Prof Alabi, the NPP has not been able to fulfil most of the promises it made to Ghanaians ahead of the 2016 polls.

Prof Alabi, who was speaking in an interview with Accra News Wednesday, 9 September 2020, noted that the NDC's flagbearer, Mr John Dramani Mahama, is receiving attention from the people as a result of the NPP’s failure to deliver its 2016 campaign promises.

“It’s clear from what has happened for the past three-and-a-half years that they’ve done nothing to justify why the people voted for them.

"It has made the campaign more interesting because it’s an opportunity for the electorate to compare and, as a result of their failure, the flagbearer of the NDC, Mr John Mahama, is being received very very well,” Prof Alabi said.

He referred to the NPP’s promise prior to the 2016 polls and indicated that the party had deceived the electorate due to its failure to deliver its promises.

“People listened to the NPP in 2016 with a lot of promises and they were expecting the NPP to deliver.

"The NPP, at that time, said, for example, one constituency-one million dollars a year, which means that by now the constituencies should be receiving $4 million and we know what they can do with $4 million.

"All the places that we went to, none of them have received their money so they were deceived.”

Prof Alabi pointed out that the NPP, ahead of the 2016 polls, had made unrealistic promises only to assume office and not deliver as promised.

He stated: “They also promised the people 1Village-1Dam; you can imagine the number of villages that we have in Ghana at that time.

"President Mahama asked whether they’re talking of dugouts or dams.

"They said dams.

"Recently, when they were asked some few questions about the type of dams that they said they were building, the Minister responsible said how can she use about 250,000 to build the type of dam that we want.

"But you said dams.

"Even the few that they’ve built, they are not even dams, they’re seasonal pumps, where just within some few months, they all dry off, so, again they’ve been deceived there", Prof Alabi noted.