President Mahama has been critcised by the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo for being 'divisive' and creating a rift between Ghanaians in the northern part of the country and those in the south.
"Now that the change is blowing all over the country, our president is resorting to tribal and divisive language. Instead of being a figure to bring all of us together, he wants to set North against South,” he said.
He was addressing a group of supporters in the Upper West Region on Monday, and stated that the NPP would place the country in a position that will result in what he called 'unprecedented development'.
His vice-presidential candidate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia also threw some criticisms at Mahama stating that he should feel sorry for the crisis Ghanaians are going through and not focus on voters from Northern Ghana who have already made their minds to vote him out of power.
"You should pity people who do not have a job; you should pity people who cannot access healthcare because the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has collapsed. You should feel pity for school children who are going hungry because the National School Feeding Programme is collapsing. You should feel pity for secondary school children who are going hungry because of feeding grants. You should feel pity for graduates who cannot get jobs six years after graduating. You should feel pity for cocoa farmers whose plants are dying and fishermen who cannot get fish because of the high cost of inputs,” Bawumia stated.
He added that the people wanted a visionary for a leader, one who was not corrupt or incompetent, regardless of whether they were from the North or South, and that leader was Nana Akufo-Addo.