Former President John Dramani Mahama has attacked the ruling New Patriotic Party, claiming that corruption has become the norm in the Akufo-Addo administration. Mahama lost the 2016 general elections in a humiliating way due to several corruption scandals and poor economic management.
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President Akufo-Addo and his administration, in the words of Mr. Mahama, “have failed to address the pressing challenges they have imposed on the people of the country.” spending excessively and misusing our limited resources rather than constructing the vital infrastructure this nation needs for growth and the creation of new jobs.
Speaking on Facebook Live on Wednesday, Mr. Mahama remarked that the NPP’s promises had not been kept, burdening the typical Ghanaian with the results of their incapacity, ignorance, and arrogant arrogance.
The former president asserted that because the New Patriotic Party government allowed corruption to penetrate every aspect of society, some Ghanaians now extol and defend it.
“Today, some Ghanaians glorify and make excuses for corruption because the NPP government has allowed it to permeate every aspect of our society,” he declared strongly. This cannot become the standard. It impedes development on numerous fronts and deprives our young of numerous opportunities that would be available to them if state resources were used wisely. We cannot allow this terrible situation to persist.
“We must all join the fight against corruption and demand accountability from our leaders,” the former president continued. We must stop allowing corruption to hold back our nation.
Mr. Mahama further urged Ghanaians who are 18 years of age or older but do not have voter ID cards to participate in the upcoming limited registration drive that the Electoral Commission (EC) will be organizing. He added that the drive would take place in the electoral areas rather than just the EC’s district offices.