The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama believes Ghanaians are increasingly losing faith in the country’s democracy.
According to him, this is due to the numerous unfulfilled campaign promises churned out by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the run-up to the 2016 general elections.
He has therefore charged Ghanaians to vote massively against the NPP to serve as a warning to leaders who engage in lofty campaign promises to amass votes.
Speaking at separate rallies to end his four-day campaign tour of the Upper West Region, the former president said ”in 2016, all kinds of promises were made by the NPP. One District one factory, one million dollars per constituency, one village, one dam, one child, one chocolate, and many other lofty ones. These sounded too sweet to hear. These promises turned out to diminish the faith of our people in our democracy because they [NPP] have not been able to achieve them.”
He said the time had come for Ghanaians to critically examine all the flagship programmes of the Nana Akufo-Addo led government and show them the exit in the upcoming polls.