Dr. David Percy, a lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon and student of history, has questioned the bases on which President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo invited a former president he never recognized as President of Ghana for four years.
Dr. Percy opined that after Nana Addo began to sense danger and failure to deliver with the ‘miracles’ promised Ghanaians to turn round the country’s situation in 100 days and beyond, he quickly wanted the help of JM to see his way clearly; but he intentionally invited former presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufuor, so he could tap Mahama’s rich experience through them, because he needs to run away from blame.
According to him, after realizing he was going through tough times and a state of ‘confusion,’ President Akufo-Addo runs to solicit advice from the former President John Dramani Mahama, through Rawlings and Kufuor.
“One cannot tell the kind of advice Nana Addo would want from John Mahama, whether an incompetent or a competent advice,” Dr. Percy noted.
He further asked, “What bases has President Akufo-Addo invited former President John Dramani Mahama, if not just to complete his humiliation, after he thinks he (Nana) had a landslide victory in 2016 elections, which was even not true.”
According to the Dr. Percy, throughout the four- year term of former President John Dramani Mahama, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had never recognized him as a legitimate President of the Republic of Ghana, before, during and after the presidential elections petition at the country’s Supreme Court in 2013.
In view of this, candidate Nana Addo for the NPP at the time ‘swore’ not to step his foot at the swearing-in of the legitimate President-elect, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, though, all other political leaders and the two former heads of state – Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufuor, went to embrace the colorful event, Dr. Percy revealed on Radio Gold, “Alhaji and Alhaji” programme last Saturday.
He also mentioned that Nana Akufo-Addo, and his running mate at the time, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, described President John Mahama as an incompetent President who was leading the country’s economy into a ditch, among other descriptions.
He added, “Today, the same Nana Addo, now president of Ghana, has the notoriety to invite the man he never respected as President of Ghana and described him as incompetent, to seek his rich presidential experience so he could deliver on his numerous promises.”
Dr. Percy also hinted on “Alhaji and Alhaji” that the NPP controls the media and has lots of latitude in shaping the lies or their narratives.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com /Delali a. Awuyeh