I’m hopeful Akufo-Addo will hand over peacefully to me in 2021 – Mahama


Ghana’s former President John Mahama has served notice to President Akufo-Addo to be ready to hand over “peacefully” to him after the 2020 general elections.

In a Facebook post, the former leader said: “At the Grand Durbar to climax the Mafi Hogbetsotso Festival at Adidome on Saturday, I thanked the chiefs and people for their continuous support for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) since 1992.

“I was also hopeful that, just as President Rawlings handed over a peaceful country to President Kufour and he did same by handing over a peaceful country to President Atta Mills; I took over and handed over a peaceful country to President Akufo-Addo, he will hand over a peaceful country in January 2021”.

Mahama will be facing off with Akufo-Addo again in the next polls after losing to the latter in the 2016 elections. He is optimistic of a comeback, describing the current economic conditions of Ghanaians as worsening.

“I think that Ghanaians are more discerning now… after what we’ve all gone through, any politician who comes dangling promises before you, you’ll look at him twice…or, if any politician comes to you and says, Try me’, you’ll turn and run away,” the former said during a meeting with party members in London.

“And, so, times are not easy but we want to give our people hope, we’re on a rescue mission: to rescue the fate of our people in their democracy and we are starting that with the manifesto we’ll present; it’ll be a very practical manifesto that incorporates their concerns and we’ll work together and communicate to Ghanaians every step of the way, the implementation of that manifesto.

“It will be a realistic manifesto to turn things around and start laying the foundation for the transformation of our country’s economy”, Mr Mahama added.

By Emmanuel Amewugah, Daily Mail GH

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