- Former First Lady has laughed off Mahama's transforming lives mantra
- The wife of the NDC founder says President Mahama is violating the rights of Ghanaians
- She is also the founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP)
Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings is accusing the NDC administration and President Mahama of violating the rights of Ghanaian and practically causing hardship on them.
According to Mrs. Rawlings, Mahama and his appointees are deceiving Ghanaians with the mantra – Transforming Lives – ahead of the 2016 elections while looting the coffers of the state.
She also described the “poor performance” of the Mahama-led administration as a “violation of the human rights of Ghanaians.”
“You are transforming our lives into the negative. It’s not positive… We’re being killed in this country,” Nana Konadu said.
“We are not interested in the nicety of who is smiling on TV. We are not interested in who is walking around and telling us that he is transforming our lives. Put your hands in your pockets and see if your life is being transformed. This is an indictment on our nation. And nobody is talking about it.
“Everybody is stressed. Not only are mistakes happening, but they are dissipating the funds of this country,” she added.
“It is not when someone puts a knife to your throat that is equal to violence,” Mrs Rawlings said at an event to swear in the new executives of the Greater Accra branch of the National Democratic Party (NDP) on Thursday.
“Indeed, you are changing our lives, but not for the better. It is not easy in Ghana today. Violence is also when you have ruled the country badly and people have no clean water to drink, people can’t pay their children’s school fees among others.”
“You are doing things that are violating our lives. You are transforming our lives into the negative. It’s not positive,” Mrs Rawlings opined.
The National Democratic Party (NDP) is a Ghanaian political party, founded October 2012 as a split from the ruling National Democratic Congress. Its first leader was former NDC politician Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, who is also the wife of former President of Ghana and NDC founder Jerry John Rawlings.
The NDP was founded in the wake of the death of NDC President Prof. John Evans Atta Mills in July 2012. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings had been a 2011 rival of Atta Mills prior to his re-nomination as NDC candidate for president. The NDP announced its formation as part of the opposition to the NDC's candidate and President John Dramani Mahama for the 7 December 2012 presidential election.