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Politics of Friday, 22 February 2019


NPP living in ‘fool’s paradise’ – Mahama

Former President John Mahama has said the Akufo-Addo government is living in a fool’s paradise with their assumption that Ghanaians are happy with their performance so far.

According to him, his interaction with Ghanaians as he toured the country for the presidential primaries contest has shown him that Ghanaians are disappointed with the NPP government.

“Let them continue to live in the fool’s paradise and say they have achieved their promises. Go around to the populace and see if Ghanaians are happy with what they have done. They continue to say they are digging dams but in essence what they are doing is a dugout. That’s what they are called in the villages.

“Go to the people and find out if they feel those promises have been achieved. The people are disappointed. For many of the things government talks about, the electorate do not see how it will benefit them,” he told Radio Gold in an interview Friday.

Mr. Mahama is contesting five other individuals including his former appointees for the flagbearer slot of the NDC. The election which comes off tomorrow February 23, will be held in the various 275 constituencies across the country.

Commenting on why he is still contesting after serving as President already, Mr. Mahama said he believes he still has something to offer the nation.

“The greatest service one can provide is service to God and Country. I don’t see why I should shirk that challenge to put my talent and experience at the service of my country and people. I have something to offer. Ghanaians have seen what I can offer. The change of 2016 has not brought about any positive outcomes. The plans we laid out were very clear, and if followed would have moved us forward faster. Today, Ghanaians are the judges.

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