Akufo-Addo is more concerned about his electoral victories than helping Ghanaians – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has taken a swipe at President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his recent comments about the 2016 and 2020 general elections.

John Mahama

He said the President is more concerned about the margins he used in winning those elections than working for the collective good of Ghanaians.

John Mahama, in a post on social media said: “Our country has a really big problem when the President’s pride is only in how many elections he has won, rather than how he can alleviate the suffering of the people and create opportunities for them”.

Speaking on his 2-day tour of the Volta Region, President Akufo-Addo said Mr. Mahama still cannot believe he beat him twice.

Akufo-Addo holds that it is the failure to accept his electoral losses that has triggered Mahama to be making certain hard-hitting comments about him and his government.

“Mr. Mahama still has not been able to assimilate his defeat twice to the man who he had said could never come to power in Ghana and I think every night when he goes to bed, he is confused about the man who has not just come back but given him a good whipping on two separate occasions.

“We won the landslide in 2016 and again decisive margin in 2020. He has never got the figures that I have got in elections in Ghana, he knows” Akufo-Addo said in an interview on Ho-based Stone City FM days ago.

He holds that criticism of his government was a way by Mahama and his supporters to rubbish the progress his government continued to make despite challenges at hand.

“He knows that significant progress and achievements have been made and that it is necessary for him and his supporters to denigrate that exercise, to go out of their way and to poo-poo everything that we have done,” he added.

Mahama beat Akufo-Addo in the 2012 elections and also won a petition Akufo-Addo filed after the vote. In 2016, he lost his re-election bid with Akufo-Addo winning his first term as a result.

In 2020, Mahama lost again to Akufo-Addo at the polls and in court, where his petition was unanimously dismissed by the court.

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