Election 2020: I will not woo Ghanaians with juicy manifesto—Mahama
Former president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has promised not to woo Ghanaians with juicy manifesto in the quest to win the December General Elections.
According to him, the manner some politicians lie to gain vote has led electorates to lose trust in the political process.
Addressing the chiefs and people of Wa Traditional Area in the Upper West Region on Thursday, the former president regretted that the constant behaviour of politicians lying to gain power and ignoring the electorates is increasing in the country and urged electorates to be vigilant.
He observed that the lies in politics was a worrying trend, stressing that it was very detrimental to Ghana’s democracy and national growth, thus underscored the need for politicians to desist from it.
Former President Mahama called on politicians especially his political opponent from the ruling party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to pursue what is right and speak the truth to ensure the smooth process of democracy.
In order for Ghanaians to fully believe in the political process, he appealed to them to vote for the NDC to restore that trust and hope while delivering their mandate in developing the country.
The NDC flagbearer noted that the party and its members were truthful and respect the views of the electorates, adding that “the NDC party is unique and we don’t take the people of Ghana for granted.”
He indicated that the party has been practicing democracy since 1992 and knew how democracy works, thus would never woo Ghanaians into believing things that the party would not deliver.
John Mahama stressed the need for the citizenry to examine the current government carefully and the promises they were making all in the name of retaining seat.
He assured that he would never promise juicy things and do something else when in power.
Former president Mahama said their Manifesto would capture the actual needs and demands of the country in order not for him and the party derail from their purpose.
“We will be disappointed if we just decide to come and promise juicy things with the aim of winning elections like what other political opponents are doing,” he added.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE