Even though the verdict out there among Ghanaians is that President John Dramani Mahama has been the worst ever leader to have superintended over the affairs of the country, he is demanding of electorate to give him another term.
Many people have been wondering what President Mahama and his NDC government want another term to do, having wasted the monumental opportunity they had to develop the nation in the last eight years of being in office.
President Mahama has given the nation more than enough evidence to believe that he sees governance as a means to create the enabling environment for family members and friends to make illegal wealth through the infamous enterprise of ‘create, loot and share.’
The people are therefore convinced he wants an extension of mandate for another term so that he and his cabal of ‘greedy bastards’ will get more time to steal more from the national coffers.
President Mahama simply did not come into government to improve upon the lives of the people. That is why he has been employing deceit, propaganda and obvious lies in his continuous desperate effort to create the impression that he means well for Ghanaians.
During the 2012 electioneering campaign, the president told the nation that the first term of the NDC government had been used to build a solid foundation for the country, and to also put the economy on a sound footing. He therefore promised he was going to deliver prosperity to the people in the second term.
But, with barely three months to the end of the second term of the government, the realities on the ground point to the fact that President Mahama and his government have delivered excruciating hardships to the people, leaving them in a state of complete hopelessness.
And now he finds it convenient to claim that the last four years was used to lay a foundation for the nation, and so his government will need another term to deliver. The president is simply seeking to tell the nation that when he took over the government on the death of President Mills, the nation had collapsed, and so there was the need to lay the foundation, which he now claims has been done.
And he seeks to make this claim as if he does not think Ghanaians are aware he was the Head of the Economic Management Team as the then Vice President in the Mills government. In effect, President Mahama wants to convey one of these messages to the nation: either the entire eight years of the NDC government has been used to lay a foundation or the years under the late Mills were used to sink the economy, hence using the last four years to build the foundation.
Indeed, President Mahama has been tried, tested and proven to be a failure in governance, especially when it comes to economic management. Yet, he says he wants another term to ‘continue improving’ the lives of the people.
It is clear he has lost complete touch with the realities on the ground, or he is being insincere with the people of Ghana. That is why he can ask for another term, with the promise to ‘continue improving’ their lives.
Whose lives has he been improving, apart from members of his family, his cronies and his cabal of ‘greedy bastards’ who have been provided with the enabling environment that allows their ‘create, loot and share’ enterprise to flourish?
The best the President should be doing is to ask for forgiveness from the people of Ghana for putting them through hell in the last 8 years, having wasted all the opportunity he had to turn the fortunes of the country around.
The most harrowing experience any group of people can go through is to live under a government that does not only exhibit complete ineptitude when it comes to economic management, but also has a huge tolerance level for naked corruption and plain thievery. This is the state of Ghana under President Mahama.
That is why the Daily Statesman wants to caution Ghanaians once again that another term for the corrupt President Mahama and his cabal of ‘greed bastards’ will only extent the opportunity they have to steal more from the national coffers, and thus create more hardships for all of us.
The only way out for the nation now is to boot out this corrupt president from power and replace him with the more patriotic, incorruptible Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who has convinced the nation beyond every reasonable doubt that he is not into politics to amass wealth, but to seek the well-being of the masses.
Source: The New Statesman
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