- Stan Dogbe has highlighted reasons why John Mahama was not at the 63rd Independence Day event in Kumasi
- He also alleged that President Akufo-Addo is not happy when Mahama is at the same event as him
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An aide to former president John Dramani Mahama has explained why the NDC leader does not attend some state functions.
According to Mr. Stan Dogbe, it is not compulsory for the former president to attend every state function or event he is invited to.
Stan’s comment comes on the back of social media troll at the National Democratic Congress ( NDC) flag bearer for not attending Ghana’s 63rd Independence Day ceremony.
Mr. Dogbe has been responding to social media reaction and comment to the absence of John Mahama and former president Jerry John Rawlings from the 63rd Independence Anniversary held in Kumasi.
He opined that: “President Mahama is not required to be at each and every event he is invited to. And the same applies to the President. That is why the VP Bawumia and other Ministers have and continue to represent him at various activities he’s invited too, and often after the invitations are accepted”.
He also said President Akufo-Addo is never happy when he and John Mahama are at the same place.
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“Let us remember that while President Mahama had and still demonstrates a great sense of oneness and respect for all, and has demonstrated it wherever he is and with all including political opponents, same cannot be said of Mr Akufo-Addo. He crowned his abhorrence of Mahama’s presence with him at events with his embarrassing outing in September 2019 during the Kofi Annan International Forum. So why would Mahama’s absence at Friday’s event be a matter of concern to him and his people?”
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Member of Parliament (MP) for the North Tongu constituency has donated furniture to some schools in his constituency.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa donated desks to five basic schools in Battor as part of the Independence Day celebrations.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP replaced all the old and weak furniture in the schools with new ones.
In a Facebook post, Mr. Ablakwa said he expects pupils to return from the Independence celebrations to meet a more comfortable learning environment.
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