former President John Dramani Mahama has mocked President Akufo Addo and his appointees over the challenges they are facing in government claiming they have learnt the hard way that it is not easy to govern a country.
According to the former first gentleman, his administration’s sterling performance while in government made the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) think that it was so easy to govern a country, adding that governance has become very tough for the Akufo Addo government.
Addressing delegates of the NDC at Ejura in the Ashanti Region as part of his campaign tour ahead of the Flagbearer election of the party, ex-President Mahama urged the party members to work hard to bring back the NDC to deliver Ghanaians from the excruciating economic hardship they’re currently experiencing.
“Now, Ghanaians can do a comparison between the NDC and the NPP in terms of governing this country. When we were in government and were working hard the NPP then in opposition thought it was easy to govern. Today, they’ve seen how difficult it is to govern a country, someone will say they’ve seen their smoothness level. Ghanaians have hope in us that the NDC will come back to power in 2021 and take them out of the hardship that has been unleashed on them by the Akufo Addo administration.”
Mr Mahama is considered to be the likely candidate to emerge as the Flagbearer of the NDC to lead the party into the 2020 election which promises to be keenly contested.
He’ll have to beat competition from the likes of Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, former Trade and Industry Minister, Ekow Spio Garbrah, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Sylvester Mensah among others who have all expressed their interest to lead the NDC as Presidential candidate.