“Ever Taken Bribe As President?” (1)

  Tue, 12 Sep 2023
Editorial John Dramani Mahama
John Dramani Mahama

Remember what former President JA Kufuor said about allegations of corruption levelled against his government by the opposition NDC. He alluded to the activities of pickpockets in Kejetia in Kumasi who in their attempt to escape the vigilance of the people will periodically scream, “thief, thief, thief.” They engage in these diabolical acts when they have their hands in the pockets of their victims, stealing their valuables.

Many social media content consumers are by now familiar with what former President Mahama said about corruption in the Akufo-Addo government last year. The presumptive candidate of the NDC during the run-up to their congress and now flagbearer has decided not to relent in the use of his communication skills to throw dust into the eyes of unsuspecting Ghanaians.

First year Communication students are aware that for public opinion to endure and make the needed impact, it must be a sustained endeavour, and Mr Mahama since he left the classroom has been making use of those skills.

So he will always bend over with other leaders of the NDC and their allies calling themselves media experts, commentators and political analysts have adopted the Goebbelsian lies to make their propaganda and misinformation represent the true state of affairs in the country.

As said earlier, the former President has in a Facebook post accused President Akufo-Addo of leading a corruption gang to destroy the country’s economy.

In our folklore, there is always the story of real culprits calling others names in order to conceal their true identities. That is why the pot is always calling the kettle black.

We and majority of discerning Ghanaians know that the country cannot be in safe hands when it comes to dealing with corruption under the NDC.

The list of corrupt acts under former President Mahama is inexhaustible. We may lose count when an attempt is made, but we can limit it to just a few.

Let our former President be reminded that we have not forgotten how his government misapplied resources in the husbandry of guinea fowls and trees in the northern parts of the country during the dry season.

His appointees were very bold to tell Ghanaians that the guinea fowls have flown to neighbouring Burkina Faso, and the trees died after spending millions of cedis of the tax payers' money on the project.

We do not have short memories as Mahama wants us to believe, as we recall also his claim at a State of the Nation Address that he had provided support for some Muslims to undertake a piggery when as a scholar he knew it was Haram for any Muslim to have anything to do with pigs.

Source: Daily Guide