The VEEP of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has once again questioned the credibility of National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama ahead of the 2020 polls.
Dr. Bawumia maintains the former President has no track record should he be given the nod to run the affairs of the country in the next election.
Touching on the NDC’s manifesto, the Vice President described the opposition party leader as “archbishop of promises” and cannot be trusted because the policy document of the NDC is full of empty campaign plans which will never be implemented.
“Mahama has said he was not going to promise again. But today, he keeps promising, and he is the Archbishop of promises. That is why I am saying that the manifesto promises by the NDC is an empty one. They have been in power for eight years, but they were unable to pay simple GHS70 million teacher trainee allowances. But now, they are promising US$ 10 billion Big Push. They don’t have the credibility. If they have delivered in government, they will know how things are done. The manifesto is not credible”, Dr. Bawumia said in an interview on Asempa FM.
Recently, President Nana Akufo-Addo also said John Mahama has proven over time, to be inconsistent, as he flip-flops on issues of national development.
He stated that it is important for the credibility of the country’s public discourse that persons in the country’s public space are seen to be consistent in their views and advocacy.
According to him, “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.”
The President continued, “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 fulfil this? No, we cannot trust him.”