- John Mahama has introduced his running mate to the Christian Council
- He has also alleged that President Akufo-Addo is politicising state institutions
- Mr. Mahama added that he will not be involved in the politics of insults
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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama introduced his running mate, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang to the Christian Council on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
At the event, the former president charged that clergy to take action against what he described as politicization of state institutions by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
He noted that the country cannot sit all of as the country “slips towards decadence”.
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“It is not about John Mahama; it is about Ghana. Indeed, I have received complaints from men of God to call the government to order in its unfair treatment and sometimes targeted attacks on them for speaking out against injustice,” Mr. Mahama said.
He also accused the Akufo-Addo government of leading Ghana backward, such that the country has lost its place as Africa’s shining light when it comes to democracy.
According to the NDC leader, since the NPP came into power, Ghana is no longer the first point of reference in Africa when it comes to the independence and integrity of state institutions.
Mr. Mahama said President Akufo-Addo has politicised state institutions in his bid to retain power.
Lastly, the NDC flagbearer assured the Christian community and Ghanaians in general that he and his running mate, Prof. Opoku Agyemang will not involve in the campaign or politics of insults.
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“But I can assure you and all Ghanaians that Naana Jane and myself will never engage in insults and name-calling of opponents. Children are watching, listening and copying and it is important we serve as good role models. The book of Philippians assures me that the God who began this mission will bring it to a fruitful conclusion,” he concluded.
YEN.com.gh earlier also reported that pollster Ben Ephson has predicted how the NDC can win the 2020 elections.
He noted the NDC must ensure they get over 30% of the Ashanti votes to win the December polls.
Mr. Ephson also said any party that can win the Central, Western, and Greater Accra regions will emerge winners of the presidential election.
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