- Mahama, the former president has revealed yet another reason why he lost the 2016 general elections to Nana Addo
- John Mahama believes he lost because he was “honest” with Ghanaians whereas Nana Addo promises “heaven”
- The NDC lead believes that Ghanaians would have learnt a lesson if Nana Addo doesn’t deliver on his promises
Ghana’s former president John Dramani Mahama believes he only lost the election to the New Patriotic Party because he was “too honest” with his campaign messages.
The NDC stalwart lost incumbency after a historic defeat by the NPP’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the current president of Ghana.
Months after losing the 2016 general elections, Mahama has revealed that whereas he was honest to Ghanaians about the state of Ghana’s economy, the NPP fed Ghanaians “rosy promises”.
“I knew what the economy could give the people and I told the people the truth that we need more hard work to be able to get out of where we are; my opponent promised heaven and you have the constraints of not being able to promise all the rosy things he was doing”.
Class FM reports that Mahama noted that if the current president doesn’t deliver on his promises, it would be a learning process for Ghanaians.
“If he [President Nana Akufo-Addo] is able to deliver on his promises, good; if he is not able too, the people would have learnt that not all that glitters is gold”, he stated.
The former president was speaking the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017 being held in Durban, South Africa on Thursday, May 4.
Mahama had been asked to share some of the things that could have led to his loss in the 2016 elections.
Meanwhile, after the 2016 election defeat, the NDC political party instituted a committee to investigate the reasons why the party lost to the NPP.
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