The Concerned Voters Movement (CVM) has described the attacks and insults by ex. President John Dramani Mahama on his competitors and some tribes as appalling.
According to the group, It is obvious the ex, president is unrepentant of the use of vulgar, acidic, intemperate and highly divisive language as the 2020 electioneering campaign heats up.
The group in a statement signed by its founder and president, Razak Kojo Poku said “Mr. Mahama in his desperation to get back to the Jubilee House has thrown caution to the dogs and spews gibberish without cross-checking the facts”.
“If Mr. Mahama had taken time to listen and read statements and speeches delivered by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia each time they cut sod for the commencement of any project, he would have appreciated the fact that the source of funding, the duration of the project and the budgetary allocation are always captured in these statements”, the statement noted.
It stated further that “Mr. Mahama knowing fully well that he has lost out on the elections already, seems to be fixated at attacking President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Bawumia and leaving out the element of an issues-based campaign. However, that is to be expected of a party which has no message that is convincing enough to sway the minds of the discerning voter. A party which has padded its so-called manifesto with promises which are out of reality and which cannot be achieved even in a century. CVM is convinced the NDC Manifesto is hollow and does not seek to enhance and improve the wellbeing of the generality of the Ghanaian people”.
Mr Kojo Poku asked why Mr. Mahama is worried about sod-cutting activities by President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and the quest to denigrate a process that brings development to the nook and cranny of the country? “ Why does he think the governance process which include sod cutting for projects must come to a halt because the country is three months away from elections?, he queried.
“To seek to incite people including Chiefs and queen mothers against the ruling New Patriotic Party and President Akufo-Addo by describing sod-cutting projects as Sakawa and 419, isn’t only callous, but wicked and reckless on the part of a man who is supposed to know better.
Coming on the heels of his highly condemnable ethnocentric comments against the people of Akyem, the NDC Flagbearer seems to have developed a deliberate and calculated plan aimed at attacking his opponents, denigrate their persons, assassinate their characters and paint them black in the eyes of well-meaning Ghanaian” it noted .
“Can Mr. Mahama tell the Ghanaian people what happened to the 10 Billion Dollar Hope City Project which sod he cut with panache, pump and pageantry? Did he budget for it? Did he provide details with regards to funding arrangements? Why didn’t the project see the light of day? That is a big Deception, lie and trick.
Did Mr. Mahama and his clueless NDC mention another 10 Billion Dollar project in their 2020 Manifesto? Did they indicate how this project will be funded? That is another huge Deception, lie and trick”, the statement added.