May 22, 2024

Former president John Dramani Mahama believes president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s recent attitude and utterances is very worrying as a head of state.

According to the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the president’s order for chiefs to stand up and greet him is unacceptable and should be a matter of serious consternation for political watchers.

“The almost eight years of Nana Addo/Bawumia have done extensive damage to our democracy. As the clock ticks towards the end of his mandate, the President’s attitude and utterances give much cause for concern. His recent insistence that chiefs stand up to greet him should be a matter of serious consternation for political watchers.” John Mahama wrote on his X account.

He also stressed that president Akufo-Addo can not determine who will succeed him and become the next president of the Republic of Ghana.

Mr. Mahama stated that Nana Addo’s comment that he cannot be succeeded by somebody he has defeated in previous elections has exposed his arrogance and smacks an inherently anti-democratic personality which undermines the fundamental principle of the peaceful transition of power.

“He also recently stated that he cannot be succeeded by somebody he has defeated in previous elections. This connotes an arrogant nature and smacks an inherently anti-democratic personality, undermining the fundamental principle of the peaceful transition of power.” Mahama said.

He said Ghanaians and the Almighty God will determine who succeeds him in the 2024 general elections.

“Nana Addo should be reminded that only the votes of the good people of Ghana and the will of the Almighty God will determine who succeeds him. This reaffirms the people’s power in shaping our nation’s future.”

Mahama also warned the president to ensure that what happened at Ayawaso West Wuogon and the state-sponsored killing of eight innocent citizens during the 2020 election will not repeat itself in the December 7 polls.

He said the best legacy he can leave this country is to superintend over a peaceful, transparent, and credible election.

“Suppose we are to draw lessons from Ayawaso West Wuogon and the state-sponsored killing of eight innocent citizens during the 2020 election; we know that this President is capable of anything and would not hesitate to trample on Ghana’s constitution to manipulate the process in favour of his preferred successor.”

“I can assure him that Ghanaians and the National Democratic Congress will not allow this to happen. As I advised him in Damongo on Saturday, the best legacy he can leave this country is to superintend over a peaceful, transparent, and credible election.” He advised.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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