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Ghanaians made a ‘mistake’ voting for ‘try me’ Akufo-Addo – John Mahama claims



Ghanaians made a 'mistake'

Ghanaians made a ‘mistake’ voting for ‘try me’ Akufo-Addo – John Mahama claims

Former President John Mahama stated that the Ghanaian people made a mistake by voting for Nana Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party. During his visit to Kpone Katamanso on Friday, 14 April 2023, he addressed delegates and remarked that the Akufo-Addo administration’s incompetence has been exposed after six years in power.

“In 2016, our colleagues, the NPP, told a lot of lies about us. They labeled us as incompetent and they came with a lot of big and sweet promises to the people of Ghana and used that to persuade people that there will be a better government than we were”, Mr. Mahama said.

“And, so, the people of Ghana tried them by voting for them. They said they should try them: ‘Try me and see’.”

“And that was a mistake the people of Ghana made because we have come to realise that after all, ‘we have the men, we have the men’, they were station boys, they don’t know anything,” he said.


Mr. Mahama used the power sector to support his argument and questioned why the current government is signing more power deals when they previously criticized his administration for doing the same.

“Just last week, they signed another power purchase agreement. Why are you signing another one today?” he asked.

Further, he said the government’s factory-per-district promise has been nothing more than a hoax.

“Recently, I was watching a documentary on Joy and most of those factories are not even working,” he added.

Mr. Mahama also accused the Akufo-Addo government of having an appalling human rights record.


“The US Human Rights Report has come out and it makes very bad reading: human rights abuses, corruption, torture, so many things, discrimination, everything go and read that report” he claimed.

If he is successful in his comeback bid, Mahama pledged to implement an all-inclusive intervention. He stated that his administration would establish a governance advisory council that would consist of civil society organizations, religious leaders, chiefs, and ordinary grassroots individuals.

“And, every year, that council will release a report on the state of human rights corruption and everything in Ghana.”