Former Deputy Minister of Communication under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, Felix Ofosu Kwakye is of the view that the party’s presidential candidate, John Mahama is still visionary enough to govern the country and manage the economy.
According to the former minister, who has hinted of plans to contest the Abora Asebu Kwamankese constituency seat in Central Region, Mr. Mahama ‘still has a lot to offer this country.’
Mr. Kwakye told the host of Eyewitness News, Umaru Sanda Amadu that, although the NDC was doing well during its tenure of office, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) used aggressive tactics to give Ghanaians a negative perception about the NDC which led to its loss in the 2016 general elections.
“The fact is that, [former] President Mahama still has a lot to offer this country. And it was obvious that we were on the right path except that somehow NPP was able to sweep to power with the help of some populist fervour which at the time was a bit difficult to push back on because of certain factors that prevailed. But with passage of time, it has become clear that [former] President Mahama had a consistent vision that he needed to finish but which was unfortunately truncated for the reasons that I have indicated.”
He further insisted that an introspection conducted reveals that a selfless John Mahama is ready with more ideas to redeem Ghanaians from the hardship brought on by the Nana Akufo-Addo government.
“Having gone out office and had the opportunity to do sober reflection over the period on his performance and the current situation that we find ourselves as a country, he feels compelled to throw his heart in the ring once again and step up to the plate to save the ship of state which the Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP have decided to wreck. So he has a lot up his sleeve to offer the people of Ghana.”
‘Mahama will defeat Akufo-Addo if elections were held now’ – Ofosu Kwakye
Mr. Kwakye Ofosu also said John Dramani Mahama will snatch power from the NPP should elections be held in the country now.
According to him, Mahama will achieve such feat because the Akufo-Addo government which promised Ghanaians everything under the sun to win political power has failed to deliver on its promises.
Mr. Kwakye Ofosu said “looking at the track record of the two gentlemen [Mahama and Akufo-Addo] in terms of concrete measurable additions to Ghana’s development, Mahama is far ahead [of president Akufo-Addo]. In all truth and honesty, when the time comes for a decision to be made by Ghanaians, I’m very certain that based on what we will offer and our track record and the good things we’ve done which we have evidence to show, the NDC will be a better choice for the people of Ghana,” he added.