You lost the right to complain about insults and name-calling – Mahama tells Akufo Addo


Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama says President Akufo-Addo lost his right to complain insults and name-calling a long time ago.

Mr Mahama said NDC took note of countless attacks from Akufo-Addo when he was an opposition leader by calling the Presidents before him anything you can imagine, including Professor Do Little and as president, he calls his critics naysayers and jeremiahs.

“President Akufo-Addo lost his right to complain a long time ago. He was an opposition leader who called the Presidents before him anything you can imagine, including Professor Do Little ... He is a president who calls his critics naysayers and jeremiahs. On what standard is he angry?”, he said.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo condemned a reference to himself and his home townsfolk as ‘Akyem Mafia’ and ‘Sakawa’ people by opposition MP Isaac Adongo, which was amplified by former President John Dramani Mahama, who shared it on his Facebook timeline a few days ago. The Bolgatanga Central MP, in a statement relating to the controversial Agyapa Roylaties deal, accused the President and his kith of forming a families-and-friends cartel to capture the mineral resources of the state via the deal. At a meeting with the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference at the Jubilee House on Friday, 4 August 2020, President Akufo-Addo not only said he was “very disturbed” by the ethnocentric tagging his ethnic group, but also said “that is the kind of language we don’t want in our politics.”

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