Former president John Mahama has reacted to government’s criticism of his meeting with diplomats over the violence that rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
According to him, no amount of government propaganda can erase the shame that the incident brought upon the country.
He went on to describe the by-election violence as the darkest day in the history of Ghana’s 4th Republican democracy.
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Mahama made the comment in a Facebook post on Monday.
“No amount of government-sponsored propaganda and distraction will take away the stigma of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, as darkest day in the history of Ghana’s 4th Republican democracy,” he wrote.
“No amount of propaganda from government can erase the shame this country was subjected to on that ‘bloody Thursday’.”
Mahama has been criticized by the government after he met foreign diplomats on February 12, 2019 to discuss the violence that ensued during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
The former president described the violence as “criminal” before showing the diplomatic community photos and videos of the incident.
In response, Senior Minister, Osafo Maafo, said it was “shameful and unpatriotic” of Mahama to have done that.
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The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, also accused Mahama of distorting facts and rather peddling falsehood to the diplomats.
However, the former president said he only showed videos filmed by television stations and other individuals that revealed the “identity of these hoodlums, identified as members of the Invincible and Delta Forces of the NPP” who initiated the by-election violence.
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