Abdul-Mumin Alhassan, the Northern Regional Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as unprecedented, the achievements of ex-president John Dramani Mahama in northern Ghana.
He made the remark in a statement, responding to a claim made by the Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Adam Samba against John Maham.
The NPP Northern Regional Chairman had asked the five regions of the North to reject John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) again in the 2020 elections because they both have nothing new to offer Ghanaians.
He said Mahama and the NDC did not do anything for northern Ghana.
“The People in the Northern Region, can’t take him [Maham] seriously. What has he done for the Northern Region since he became President? Absolutely nothing. The people thought the region will be his priority but he never did anything for them. So how can you take such a person seriously? So, I’m even surprised that he is going round wanting to come back as President. I were him, I wouldn’t be worrying myself to come back to the political scene.”
But the NDC communicator described that statement as bigotry, irresponsible, reckless and shameful.
He further stated that failure on the part of Ghanaians to kick-out the Akufo Addo-Bawumia led NPP government in 2020 will amount to mortgaging the destiny of the nation and the destinies of generations yet unborn.
He described as; “laughable and shameful that the same lies and deliberate fabrications that the NPP used prior to 2016 to hoodwink many unsuspecting Ghanaian voters to vote for them, they are still dreaming of employing similar modus operandi ahead of 2020 general elections.”
He mentioned the Tamale International Airport, rural electrification project and the tamale teaching hospital as some of the notable projects executed under the erstwhile John Dramani led NDC government.
He finally challenged the NPP Regional Chairman to “rather demand from his own party in government under the leadership of corrupt Akufo Addo-Bawumia to declare a Ghana beyond corruption.”
He also accused the NPP government of running a country where; “corruption has become a social intervention policy under corrupt Akufo Addo-Bawumia NPP government. One District, One Factory (1D1F) has now become One Day, One Fraud (1D1F). One Village; One Dam promise has become many villages; one pond. In less than three years, petrol prices have gone up by 57.9% per gallon since 2017 thus a gallon of petrol now goes for Ghc24.21 from Ghc14 in 2016. Insecurity has become the order of the day.”