The Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, known in political circles as ‘Abronye DC’ believes former President John Dramani Mahama’s quest to rule Ghana again has been shattered forever.
He explained that John Mahama’s call for support for his alleged corrupt officials who are likely to face prosecution under the Nana Addo-led government has dent his credibility as a president.
“No sensible person will vote for Mahama again after this comment, knowing very well he appointed corrupt officials to work with,” controversial Abronye said in an interview on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’.
John Dramani Mahama asked members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to sympathize with former appointees of his administration who may be indicted in any corruption probe under the current government.
His call comes on the back of President Nana Addo’s promise to prosecute corrupt officials under the Mahama administration.
The President repeated this promise during his recent tour of the Eastern Region.
Speaking at the 31st December Revolution Anniversary held at Ho in the Volta Region, Mr. Mahama welcomed the move, asking party members to support colleagues who may be indicted.
“Recently, President Akufo-Addo was threatening members of our administration with prosecution when he visited the Eastern Region and I said yes, we are prepared to accept the probity of our tenure in office. Having been the disciples of probity and accountability, we must not run away from probity and accountability, we must be prepared to face any prosecution that this government throws to us, but we must do this with commitment and solidarity,” he said.
Adding that, “Solidarity with our colleagues who will fall foul of the law because the law says you are innocent until proven guilty by competence and justice of the court, and so we cannot pronounce our colleagues guilty on the basis of allegations by the NPP. They will have their day in court and until they have that day in court, it is our duty to solidarize with them to make sure they have the best legal representation to be able to put their case in order, and it is my wish that things will turn out well for them.”
Abronye DC however labeled the former president as “unserious” and urged Ghanaians to kick against his desire to run for elections again as president.