Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged President Akufo-Addo to take his responsibilities seriously and focus on working to change the circumstances of Ghanaians.
According to Mr. Mahama, the President is engaged in what he described as “rabble-rousing skits” which the President usually “serves the nation”.
“I think the President must take his responsibilities seriously and focus on working to change the circumstances of our people, rather than the rabble-rousing skits he serves the nation”.
President Akufo-Addo as part of his address at the National Delegates Conference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Kumasi on Sunday December 19 questioned if the NDC and former President John Mahama had thought about any one policy in the five years they have been in opposition.
“We have spent more money in improving the circumstances of our people than any government in the 4th republic. So, when you leave here be proud that you have produced a government that has been most diligent in improving the lives of the people than any other government in the history of this country.
“All the things that we have done in government are things we thought about while in opposition, what is the one policy that the NDC and their leader John Mahama have thought about in five years that they have been in opposition. There is not one policy, the answer is zero,” President Akuffo-Addo said.
But Mr. Mahama in a sharp hit-back said the President “has carved his niche as a good campaigner, but unfortunately a poor leader as Ghanaians have found out at great cost”.
“With his speech of yesterday, he has carved his niche as a good campaigner, but unfortunately a poor leader as Ghanaians have found out at great cost”.
The former President further indicated that, “to answer his rhetorical question on policy, if only he took a moment, in the comfort of his chartered jet, to read the People’s manifesto, he would have at least learnt about the ‘Big Push’ (an accelerated infrastructure plan for Ghana), ‘Free Primary Health Care Plan’, the ‘1 million jobs plan’, ‘Ghana FIRST’ (Framework for Industrial Revitalisation, Support and Transformation) and several other well-thought-through and costed policies”.
“I am willing to provide him with an autographed copy of the manifesto”, Mr. Mahama wrote on Facebook.