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Akufo-Addo Has Done Extensive Damage To our democracy- Mahama

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has expressed his dissatisfaction with the country’s democracy under the administration of the current government.

According to him, the actions and statements of President Nana Addo dankwa Akufo-Addo creates more concern about the effectiveness of the country’s democracy.

Citing some instances, he said, “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.

“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.”

In his criticism, the former President posited that the ultimate decision over who succeeds Akufo-Addo resides in the people of Ghana and God.

He is determined to work against all attempts to “manipulate the (electoral) 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.”


Source: Fuseini

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