The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemned former President John Mahama for inciting the public against the country’s security forces ahead of the December 7 elections.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Monday, November 2, 2020, the NPP MP for Mpraeso Constituency in the Eastern Region, Seth Kwame Acheampong, said Mahama’s behavior is despicable.
“We wish to draw attention to some despicable unpresidential remarks made by candidate John Dramani Mahama over the weekend about our security officials. Shocking for a former Commander of the Ghana Armed Forces to tell dangerous lies about the security of the nation,” he said.
He added: “We strongly condemn these despicable remarks by candidate Mahama and the recent attempts by the NDC to politicize our security forces. His statements are totally false and unfounded and he ought to be ashamed of himself.”
According to the NPP, Mr. Mahama has seen the signs on the wall that he will lose massively and he is therefore using intimidating tactics to prevent Ghanaians from going out to vote.
“John Mahama has been using his campaign rallies not so much to rally support for his message as he has no message. Increasingly, he is sounding more and more as a candidate who has already accepted defeat. He has been on the ground and he knows very well that he is not on the ground.
“His message for change is not trusted by the public. His negative campaign against Akufo-Addo and the NPP is not getting him anywhere and it is because the people know better; they feel better and they know the difference between Nana and Mahama.
“John Mahama has spent his campaign time to vilify the Electoral Commission. Meanwhile, 68% of Ghanaians, including NDC supporters, are happy with the work that Jean Mensa and the EC are doing,” he noted.
Mr. Acheampong further noted that Mahama is only preparing the grounds to reject the results of the polls.
According to him, “John Mahama’s dirty campaign against Akufo-Addo is not working because 70% of Ghanaians, including NDC supporters, approve of the work that Nana Akufo-Addo is doing as President. The truth is hurting Candidate Mahama.
“So, it seems the only thing left for Candidate Mahama to do is to prepare the ground for a rejection of the December 7, 2020 general election results.”
He, therefore, assured the public that “December 7, 2020, will be peaceful. Every election since 1992 has been more peaceful than the previous one. This is in spite of the occasional skirmishes we see in by-elections like Atiwa, Akwatia, Chereponi, Talensi, and more recently Ayawaso West Wuogon. 2020 will be no exception. It shall be well.”