The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described the decision by opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate hopeful and former president, John Dramani Mahama to show videos of the violence that erupted during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election to the international community as shameful and disgraceful.
According the NPP, the former president’s exercise was a clear demonstration of someone who is very desperate to return to political power as there can be no basis for the action he took, which can be equated to disgracing the country in the eyes of the diplomatic community.
The Former President, on Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, gathered members of the diplomatic community in Ghana and showed them footages of the violence which rocked the by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
He pontificated that Ghana under His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is in a deplorable state and that if care is not taken, Ghana’s envious democratic credentials would be eroded as a result of what he described as a state of insecurity in the country.
But the NPP says the former president was being selective in showing the footages to the international community in the sense that he should have included footages of the violence that took place during the by-elections in Talensi, Chereponi and Atiwa among others.
According to the NPP, the former president’s base and unpatriotic motives could well be detected in in what it describes as a well-rehearsed, aggrandized and embellished agenda to sell Ghana to the international community as a failed state.
According to the NPP, the generality of the Ghanaian people must read in between the lines and in no uncertain terms, condemn the former president for this act of betrayal of the country.