H.E Akufo-Addo has issued an open challenge to his political opponent, former President John Mahama, to name one social intervention policy that he (Mahama) will implement if re-elected president to improve the lives of Ghanaians.
According to him, while the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was in opposition for eight years and he (Nana) was the opposition leader, he consistently spell out policies that he desired to implement if elected president.
Mr. Mahama has been closely monitored by the first gentleman of the land for the past five years, since the NDC came into opposition, and strangely, he (Mahama) has not proposed a single social intervention policy to better the lives of the citizenry, other than to do propaganda and incite the public.
“When the NPP was in opposition, I often announced the positive policies and programs that I would execute to improve the lives of Ghanaians if the people chose to grant me their mandate.
“I promised the Free Senior High School (SHS) program, Planting for Food and Jobs, One District, One Factory, and several other excellent programs during my opposition days, which we have executed to benefit the lives of the populace now that we are in power,” he stated.
Mr. Mahama, who has been making noise about wanting to run for president again, has failed miserably to come up with a single positive idea, according to the President, who challenged him to “come up with one single proposal if he has any.”
Before the President could finish his statement, NPP members gathered at the Heroes Park in Kumasi for the party’s annual National Delegates’ Conference burst out laughing and encouraged him to fire more political salvos.
President Akufo-Addo expressed amazement that Mr. Mahama has been going about telling people that he wants to be president of the country again, stressing that the NDC has done nothing to demonstrate that he is deserving of the highest office in the land.