Mahama has lost touch with his own track record - Sammy Awuku

BY: Zadok Kwame Gyesi

The National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Sammy Awuku, says former President John Dramani Mahama decided to contest the December presidential polls without reflecting over his track record.

According to him, Mr Mahama, who is the Flag-bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) was defeated in the 2016 presidential polls because of his poor performance when he had the chance to lead the nation and wondered what Mr Mahama is going to campaign on in this year’s election.

For him, Mr Mahama was defeated in 2016 because lost touch with his own people.

“For John Mahama to come to say that he wants to be re-elected to continue what he was voted out for, means he has lost touch with his own track record.”

Mr Awuku who was addressing a press conference organised by the NPP on Thursday, August 13, 2020 in Accra, said Mr Mahama is noted for “sweet talks with his silver tongue” and that if voters are not careful, they will be deceived to vote for him.

He said Mr Mahama cannot be trusted, and therefore voters should reject his desire to lead the nation again in the upcoming December presidential polls.

According to him, Mr Mahama is contesting this year’s presidential polls to satisfy his own personal gains and that he had nothing better to offer Ghanaians.

Mr Awuku said Mr Mahama’s term in office did not bring any improvement in the lives of Ghanaians, saying “What good work were you doing that you want Ghanaians to vote for you again?”

He said the NDC Presidential candidate “is indecisive” and therefore cannot lead Ghana again.

He said Mr Mahama on many occasions spoke against the implementation of the free Senior High School policy and the payment of teacher training allowances but now says he will continue such policies should he be given the opportunity to lead Ghana again.

According to Mr Awuku, Mr Mahama’s changing positions on certain key policy statements is an act of indecisiveness and incompetence.

He has therefore urged the electorates to vote massively for the New Patriotic Party’s flag-bearer, Nana Akufo-Addo in the December 7 presidential election in order to enable him bring better policies to Ghanaians than voting for Mr Mahama again.