John Mahama Is Not A Presidential Material – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched an attack on the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama.

President Akufo-Addo in his recent utterances noted that the former president, John Mahama who wants a comeback has a track record of inconsistency, especially on issues of national development.

According to Mr. President, “when the Bill governing the establishment of the National Health Insurance Scheme were being passed in 2003, I was in Parliament. I witnessed the NDC MPs, which included Mahama, kicking against it by staging a walk out of the House.”

He further explained that “When President Kufuor successfully implemented it, Mahama and Mills said they would implement a one-time payment of the National Health Insurance, but for eight years, eight solid years, that promise never became a reality.

“Today, Mahama says he is bringing free primary healthcare if voted for. Can we trust him? Did he fulfill his promises for which reason we should believe that he would fulfill this? No, we cannot trust him.”

“Students and, indeed, all well-meaning Ghanaians, asked the former President to restore the allowances, all to no avail” – Talking of cancellation of the allowances for teacher and nursing trainees during Mahama’s reign.

“We begged him to restore them, but he was adamant to the extent that he said if that would mean he losing the 2016 elections, so be it. I restored the teacher and nursing training allowances, and now he has changed his tongue again.

He says he will now continue to pay teacher and nursing training allowances! Can we trust him? No way!”, His Excellency remarked.

Moreover, on the Free Senior High School policy, Nana Addo recollected how the NDC flagbearer stated that NPP’s promise to give Free SHS was just another political stratagem.

And then to John Mahama, he asked “You have fought the Free Senior High School all this while, what has happened? What changed your mind about the Free SHS?

The Ghanaian people deserve to know, why have you changed your mind about the Free Senior High School policy. He is inconsistent and a flip-flop, a trait not seen in Akufo-Addo.”

He, therefore, implored residents of Western North to keep up the trust and confidence in him, adding that “I will always be truthful to you, and work for the unity, progress, prosperity, and development of our nation.”