- Members of the Spare Parts Dealers Association have asked former president Mahama to forgive them
- They are asking to be forgiven for the insults and names they hurled at Mahama during the 2016 election campaign
- Their apology comes on the heels of the hardship and disappointment they are facing under Akufo-Addo’s governance
Members of the Spare Parts Dealers Association have called on former president Mahama to forgive them for the “bad things” they did to him in the roundup to the 2016 elections.
The association members are appealing to the former president to forgive them for insulting him, attacking his personality, and calling him names such as “incompetent” and others, during the 2016 election campaign.
The apology is being offered by the public relations officer, Mr. Takyi Addo, on behalf of the association members, according to a Pulse.com.gh report sighted by YEN.com.gh.
According to Mr Takyi Addo, he will personally go on his knees to apologize to Mahama for the insults hurled at him and the NDC government.
He is reported to have said: “As a personal apology, wherever Mahama is, he should forgive us. I want him to also forgive me personally. We insulted him… we embarrassed him. We called him a thief, incompetent and all sort of names.”
The association’s apology to Mahama comes on the heels of series of complaints from them that they disappointed in the Akufo-Addo’s government.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported the story in which the Spare Parts Dealers Association disclosed that it donated an amount of GH¢200,000 to Akufo-Addo’s 2016 campaign.
The association disclosed it was a way to get rid of the “incompetent” Mahama administration, and to usher in the “promising” Akufo-Addo government.
However, things have been very difficult under Akufo-Addo so much so that they believe the best thing is to apologize to the former president, who appears to be better off than Akufo-Addo.
"The motive was because we thought Mahama was cheating us and not helping us, so, we wanted to boot him out so Nana Addo will come in. Vice President Dr Bawumia gave us a lot of promises, so, we were thinking that when you compare the two, the NPP can help, because our businesses were collapsing at that time but not knowing they are rather coming to deceive us," the PRO explained.
Among the many complaints, the association said it is disappointed in the "government’s insensitive increase in taxes, high import charges and the inability to stabilize the dollar as promised."
However, in a new post sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb.com, the Spokesperson for Abossey Okai Spare Parts Dealers, and PRO of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), has said the association has not made any apologies to Mahama.
Meanwhile, the Vice President, Dr. Bawumia, has slammed critics of the economy.
According to him, despite the cedi’s depreciation, the economy is growing stronger in the competent hands of his government.
He claimed the cedi depreciation is as a result of the dollar’s strength against the cedi.
However, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has said the NPP government is to blame for the poor performance of the cedi.
He further accused President Akufo-Addo and Bawumia of lying to Ghanaians about issues concerning the cedi’s free fall.
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