- Former president John Mahama said he has never lied for power before
- He said he always told the truth, and never made lofty campaign promises he knew he couldn’t fulfill
- Mahama accused Akufo-Addo and the NPP of telling lies for power
Former President John Mahama has said unlike President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), he has never told a lie for power before.
According to Mahama, he has no record of telling lies to win power, but that cannot be said of Akufo-Addo and his government.
He added that though the Akufo-Addo government lied its way into power with lofty promises, he Mahama, has always been truthful with the people of Ghana and never told them a lie for the sake of winning power.
This is contained in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Classfmonline.com.
The former president reportedly made these statement when he was speaking with delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Wa Central Constituency of the Upper West Region.
He was on a tour in that region as he campaigns for the flag bearer slot of the NDC party.
Mahama told the delegates who had gathered at the Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies that it is not his nature to deceive Ghanaians with promises just so he can win power.
He further accused Akufo-Addo of being the master of “lies for power,” who would just make any promise for the sake of winning political power.
The former president added that those who tell lies for power forget that they cannot use lies to govern once they win the power they used lies to get.
“But there are some people: He says it doesn’t matter what promises you make, you promise everything just to get political power, but the point is: You forget that when you get the political power, you cannot use those promises and lies to govern the country,” Mahama stressed.
In a bid to expose the president, Mahama revealed that Akufo-Addo had made weird promises to give each student a chocolate day, plus an egg a day; however, these promises have been thrown to the dogs after the NPP lied its way to power in 2016.
“Apparently there was another promise that each child in school will get one chocolate a day, do you remember? There’s was another promise that they’ll give each child one egg a day, do you remember? I mean why? Why do you do this to yourself?” John Mahama querried.
Touching on why he lost the 2016 election, Mahama said it was the doing of God to enable Ghanaians compare him and his government with Akufo-Addo and the NPP.
With what he described as poor performance by the NPP, John Mahama is hopeful of winning the 2020 elections for the NDC.
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