The former President’s attitude and posture as an experienced Statesman are being called into question. This stems from the former President’s recent comments that Ghanaians cannot wait for the NDC to rescue Ghanaians from the current economic doldrums.
It would be recalled that former President John Dramani Mahama tagged the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the worst performing government in Ghana’s Fourth Republic.
Speaking at the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Lawyers Conference held over the weekend, the former President maintained that the NPP under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo should be solely held responsible for the current economic challenges confronting the country.
“Let me add without equivocation that [the NPP is] the government that has proven to be the greatest political scam in the history of the 4th Republic. By current indices, the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia NPP government remains the worst ever in the history of our 4th Republic”.
“Ghanaians are looking up to the NDC to restore hope and turn the fortunes of our motherland around from the pitiable state in which we currently find ourselves. At this time, Ghana, our motherland, is in deep crisis. Our economy is in a dire situation”.
But Andrew Atariwini, a member of the Upper East Regional communication team for the NPP did not take kindly to the words of the former President.
“By all means of definition, you should see him as a statesman; somebody who has been there before. He should be credited for the fact that he has some experiences that he could share with the country at critical times like these to help us build forward. I think that, with the greatest of respect, President Mahama did not learn anything at the Presidency.”
“It also appears the former President Mahama has been sleeping or has never paid attention to what’s happening globally. That shows that if you are a candidate, who is gunning to come back to power, you should appreciate the global dynamics and look at how you can position your arguments, and strategy on how you want to position this country so that it becomes attractive to the outside community,” he said.
Mr. Atariwini explained that the former President’s position that the NPP should be solely blamed for the current economic crises shows that the President doesn’t appreciate global economics.
“Anybody who makes this statement is not only engaged in selective amnesia but is cruel and unpatriotic,” he said.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana