President John Mahama has fumed over criticisms against his government by the running mate of the opposition new party Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia , saying he is not fit to criticise him.
“Did you hear Bawumia say incompetent Mahama? You’ve never held any responsibility anywhere near the presidency before; you don’t know what it is like to be President.
“I’ll take that word from Kufuor or from Rawlings because they’ve been there before. All of you guys [NPP critics] have never ever come near the presidency. [Do] you know what it takes to be a President? And you stand and say incompetent Mahama administration,” Mahama fumed at a rally in Trade Fair in Accra Monday.
The president was reacting to claims by the former deputy governor of the Central Bank that abnormal borrowing by his government is crippling the Ghanaian economy.
According to him, members of the NPP refer to him and his government as incompetent as though they have been groomed to say so without any proper assessment of his performance.
“All of them, in the offices they occupied, they should tell us what competence they displaced.
“Anyway, my competence is not for them to judge, it’s for the people of Ghana to judge, and I know that come 7 November 2016, the people of Ghana will judge my competence and they’ll give me a second term in office and NDC will win another victory by the grace of almighty God,” he stated.