Former President John Mahama has accused his successor, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, of failing to show leadership in steering the affairs of the country.
The former President also accused the President of consistently failing to take responsibility when things go wrong.
Mr. Mahama who spoke at the 40th Anniversary commemoration of the 31st December Revolution in Accra on Friday, said “Leadership is about responsibility. It is only a poor leader who shirks responsibilities and shift blames. We had power crisis– dumsor in this country– because of lack of investment in generation for many years, and so we were consuming more power than we generated. That was the situation I met, and yet I did not say it is not my fault. I went to Parliament, took responsibility for it and promised to fix it, which we did.”
“Today somebody [President Akufo-Addo] claims he inherited a weak economy, which he hasn’t been able to be responsible for, 5 years on. It’s always about Mahama and NDC. If he [Nana Akufo-Addo] can not do the job, he should give way for the NDC to do it for you.”
President Akufo-Addo does not think his administration has performed badly at all.
He believes his government has done so well and has not let any opportunity to tout the achievements of his administration slide.
Speaking on Sunday, December 19, 2021, during the NPP's National Delegates Conference in Kumasi, Akufo-Addo insisted that his government has chalked more successes than any other government in the Fourth Republic.
He thus charged all members of the NPP to be proud of this, and also let Ghanaians know about the good works of his government.