Former President John Mahama has said he, along with his National Democratic Congress (NDC), is on a “rescue mission” to free Ghanaians from the “disillusionment” created by the Akufo-Addo government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Speaking to party members in London on Sunday, a day after gracing the 40th-Anniversary Dinner and Dance event of the Ghana Union UK and Ireland, the 2020 flag bearer of Ghana’s biggest opposition party, said: “I think that Ghanaians are more discerning now”, adding: “After what we’ve all gone through, any politician who comes dangling promises before you, you’ll look at him twice”.
“Or, if any politician comes to you and says: ‘Mun s? me nhw?’ – to wit – ‘Try me’, you’ll turn and run away”, he noted.
“And, so, times are not easy but we want to give our people hope, we’re on a rescue mission: to rescue the fate of our people in their democracy and we are starting that with the manifesto we’ll present; it’ll be a very practical manifesto that incorporates their concerns and we’ll work together and communicate to Ghanaians every step of the way, the implementation of that manifesto.
“It will be a realistic manifesto to turn things around and start laying the foundation for the transformation of our country’s economy”, Mr Mahama told his audience.