This seems to be a time of reckoning where everyone is doing his best to dig up offences, defenses and excuses to help him gain favour with the people. This time around, Mahama accuses NPP of wasting a full year of his tenure.
President John Mahama accuses NPP, the opposition New Patriotic Party of wasting one full year of his first tenure in office with the party’s election petitions at the Supreme Court that challenged the 2012 presidential election results.
Mahama said this while addressing some chiefs in the Volta region as part of his ‘Accounting To The People’ tour Tuesday April 19. Mr Mahama joyed over his achievements so far in office, saying that all he has been able to achieve in two-and-a-half years was “phenomenal” considering that the NPP “wasted” his first year in office with law suits.
He therefore, appealed to the people to give him a second term victory in the November poll so as to enable him make up with the lost time. Hear him:
Three-and-a-half years ago, you swore me in as your president. You swore me in based on a manifesto that we presented to the people of Ghana and in that manifesto, we said we were going to improve the infrastructural development of this country in the areas of electricity, water, healthcare, education, road network, economy and all that other areas that we presented to you. On the basis of that you gave us a mandate to rule for four years.
Unfortunately, one year of that period was taken in court litigation, and, so, one year of our mandate was wasted in litigation in the court. And, so, a lot of what we have achieved really is on the basis of the two-and-a-half years we have had the peace of mind to work in this country. And if you look at the track record and what we have been able to achieve, it is phenomenal, Mr Mahama said.
Mahama on that same day commissioned a completed segment of the Eastern Corridor roads. The completed road construction is a 47.4km road starting from Dodi Pepeso to Nkwata.
Speaking further, the President assured the Volta chiefs that they are working very hard to see to the completion of the all the Eastern Corridor roads construction.