The Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has said in an interview that, former President John Dramani Mahama’s coming back as a flagbearer of the opposition party is pitiful.
According to him, Mahama’s abysmal performance in managing the economy during his time as president cannot be compared to Nana Addo’s competency and capabilities.
“I won’t take anything for granted but I will say it’s a pity that the man [Mahama] who presided over what I would describe as abysmal and incompetent handling of the economy, you [the NDC] have decided to bring him back to challenge the very competent and capable performing president [Nana Akufo-Addo],”
This was according to an interview on Citi TV’s Face to Face witnessed by Ghanafeed.com
In his submissions he said, Mahama is the first incumbent President to lose an election in Ghana amid a retrogressing economy and corruption allegations.
He again added that, former president Mahama also lost by a record margin of almost one million votes to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
After over three years in power, Mr. Blay feels the NPP has acquitted itself well and is primed for another four years.