John Dramani Mahama, flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has slammed the hypocrisy of some Ghanaians in relation to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government.
According to the former President, if things were this bad under his tenure Ghanaians would have crucified him.
He said the rot currently happening in government never happened under him yet he faced harsher criticisms.
Speaking to KSM on Pan-Africa TV in an interview on Tuesday, 25 July 2023, Mr. Mahama pointed out that there is a deliberate propaganda strategy by the governing party to portray both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as similar, aiming to deceive Ghanaians into supporting them in power.
“They [NPP] have created a crisis of confidence in the population in our democracy because now it’s easy for Ghanaians to think that politicians are liars; they’ll just lie for political power. If I did one-tenth of what they have done these last eight years, I’m sure that I would have been pilloried and crucified on a cross by now. There’s a bit of hypocrisy in it.”
It’s NPP propaganda…they are in their mess, and they want to draw everybody else into the same mess,” the flagbearer of the NDC for the 2024 elections added.
“They [NPP] are happy to push that mantra and make it look like, ‘Oww, you’re better off staying with us because if the NDC comes, it will be the same.’ That is the psychology of the propaganda they are doing, It’s not the same.”
Mr Mahama said the NDC “has a track record: We have given more Ghanaians electricity than any party in this country. Rawlings started the national and rural electrification programmes which have brought Ghana to above 80 per cent of electricity coverage among the top 10 in Africa.”
“We started the digital revolution in this country. I was the Minister of Communication when we divided post and telecommunications and created Ghana Telecom and allowed Spacefon and all the mobile operators to come in. We started laying fibre optics in this country. We did the eastern corridor fibre optic.”
There has been a public uproar over revelations in court documents that the former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources had kept $1 million, €300,000, and millions of Cedis in her house, which were stolen by her domestic staff, who were subsequently arrested and put before a court.