Our politics has certainly evolved with new happenings at every step of the way. In fact, it was thought to be impossible for an incumbent President and Candidate, who exerts the greatest of control and influence in the state to lose an election, only to come to a different realization for the first time in Ghana.
President John Mahama lost his reelection bid in 2016 as incumbent President and yet atypical in our part of the world, smoothly and peacefully handed over power to the then opposition.
Many reasons were ascribed for the loss and many thoughts were shared on whether or not the former president should stage a comeback.
Amidst numerous criticisms, insults, doubts, and frowns against his second coming, the former President made that bold decision on a comeback and won massively and convincingly at primaries with a percentage of 95.24% to be the Presidential Candidate for the biggest opposition party, NDC, for the 2020 elections.
But upon Mahama’s return or second coming, critical thinking Ghanaian have been wondering if his return will be rooted in the loot, share and resign cyclic that characterizes his administration between 2012 – 2016.
The NDC government led by John Dramani Mahama between 2012 – 2016 poor record in fighting corruption is rooted not just in perception but in stark reality. GYEEDA, Woyome, SADA, Subah, Waterville, Smarttys, etc are not perceptions. For Smarttys, the government spent over 3.6 million on re-branding of Metro Mass buses.
Ghanaians are therefore still in a state of shocked disbelief over the twists and turns that have led to the loss/siphoning of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ monies in the Woyome affair, in the Waterville affair, in GYEEDA, in SADA, in Subah, in Smartty’s, etc. all under the administration of John Dramani Mahama.
So, taking into consideration the various scandals that took place under John Mahama’s administration between 2012 – 2016, critical thinking Ghanaians are confused as to the real rationale or motive behind the return of John Dramani Mahama if it’s going to be usual loot, share and resign or something worse off.