Former President John Mahama has said, it is only God who chooses a leader, not President Akufo-Addo in his pronouncement that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will remain in opposition for a long time.
Incensed by what the President describes as the NDC’s constant propagation of deceit to make his administration unpopular in certain parts of the Eastern region, especially Krobo and its environs, he refuted claims that his government is working to relocate the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD) from Somanya to Bunso.
This deliberate act of misinformation, according to him is an agenda of the NDC in order to re-capture power from his party but “these are people who are looking at a long period in opposition,” he said, explaining that the more desperate the NDC gets, the more fabrications they will engage in.
However Addressing delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Bekwai on Monday, Mr Mahama played down comments by President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) would remain in opposition for a long time.
“When we started our campaign, the president said he would not respond to presidential aspirants but he has since started responding to us and at Somanya, he said NDC would not come to power again, but I say that he is not God, as only God chooses a leader and God is big, so, we are hopeful that the NDC will win the 2020 general elections,” Mr Mahama said.
The former president said as a way of responding to the NDC, the Akufo-Addo government has begun the vetting of small-scale miners to enable them to resume work.
He, however, urged the government to expedite action on the vetting process to enable the miners to go back to work.
Mr Mahama also bemoaned the decision by the government to, according to him, abandon the Bekwai Hospital, which, he said was started by the NDC government with funding for its completion.
He urged the government to pay the contractor to continue the project and assured the party that the next NDC government will make it a priority to complete the hospital if the NPP fails to do so.
On the upcoming NDC flag bearer elections, Mr Mahama urged the delegates to vote for him to enable him to wrest power back from the NPP.