God is not so wicked to punish Ghanaians with another government of former President John Mahama, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said.
Speaking to chiefs and people of the Volta Region on Monday, as part of his two-day tour of the region, the President said: “My predecessor, John Mahama, said that God brought the NPP so that Ghanaians can appreciate the NDC” but “Ghana has moved on to a new era of hope and progress”.
According to President Akufo-Addo, Mr Mahama, who is the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is a “leader who has no record” and “has no prescription for the future” as well as “no policies for the future”.
“We have never heard any policy coming from this leader about what is going to happen in the future”, the President said, observing that all “negativity; that is all we hear”.
“Ghanaians have moved on”, the President said, noting: “God is not so wicked to punish Ghanaians again with the rule of John Mahama and the NDC; that is not what God is going to do”.
The President’s comments come on the heels of recent comments made by Mr Mahama who was also in the Volta Region over the weekend.
The former President had reiterated his belief that it was a good thing for the NDC to have been voted out of power in the 2016 election in order for Ghanaians to appreciate the good work the party did.
According to Mr Mahama, there is extreme hardship under the current Akufo-Addo-led administration and Ghanaians would not have known the difference between the NDC and the NPP if the NDC had not lost power.
Speaking at the 100-year anniversary of the E.P Church at Dabala in the Volta Region on Sunday, 3 November 2019, Mr Mahama said: “Sometimes, when God makes us go through hardship, He has a purpose for it … I said it was good and it was God’s will that we lost the election in 2016.
“We lost in order that we will continue to have a peaceful country and then secondly because God wanted us to appreciate what NDC was doing. If NDC had not lost, it will be what we call ‘tragedy of the unlived experience’.
“If you don’t live through an experience, you’ll always say to yourself that: ‘If I had done this, this would have happened’, but you don’t know what would have happened if you had done that and probably God saved you from something by letting you take the course you did instead of the other course. And, so, if the NDC had not lost and Nana Akufo-Addo and NPP taken over, we would never have appreciated what NDC was doing for us. And, so, God said: ‘Let me let you experience this one, too, so that you have a basis for comparing the two.’
“As for the hardship you are going through today, I’m not the one to tell you, all of us are suffering our own hardships… and we are preparing our thumbs for 2020 so that we can change the change”.