- John Dramani Mahama has said because of the poor governance under Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghanaians are clamouring for NDC to return to power in 2024
- He told party delegates in Bodi in the Western North Region that everywhere he goes, he's given a stone of vindication
- He said Ghanaians can't wait for 2024 to vote out the NPP for disappointing them
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The man tipped as the most likely to be the presidential candidate for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2024, John Dramani Mahama, has said the current difficult economic situation makes victory for the party most likely.
The former president said the writing is on the wall for every Ghanaian to see that although Ghana was not a paradise during his administration, the situation is significantly worse under the current Nana Akufo-Addo administration.
“Everywhere I go, I’m given a stone of vindication...They say they are searching for me because they have been sorely disappointed by the NPP government’s abysmal performance...So, I know there is victory in wait for the NDC," he said.
Mahama made the comments when he interacted with NDC delegates at Bodi in the Western North Region as part of his campaign tour.
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Akufo-Addo administration has led Ghana down the drain
According to the former president, who lost elections to Akufo-Addo in 2016, the current government has borrowed close to GH¢500 billion since coming to office in 2017, but only about GH¢10 billion of that borrowed money has been used for infrastructure.
Mahama reiterated his promise that under the next NDC government, the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) will come back to full production.
. "Ghanaians are now clamouring for the NDC to come back to office," he said.
Ghana is worse under Akufo-Addo
He said the economic situation under Akufo-Addo is distressing for every class of Ghanaian.
“Ghana was not paradise under me, at least things were better [in my administration]," he said.
“Even betting is taxed” - Mahama jabs
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that former president John Mahama criticised the Nana Akufo-Addo government for stressing the ordinary Ghanaian with excessive taxes.
According to him, the government is fixated on taxing to the extent that it is now taxing betting.
John Mahama made the comments on April 19, 2023, when he addressed party supporters and delegates at the Trobu Constituency as part of his campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region.
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