A Policy Analyst of the People’s National Convention(PNC),Atik Mohammed, has questioned the ability of President John Dramani Mahama in taking decisions on his own.
Atik Mohammed was speaking on how various groups were lobbying for positions for their people and regions and how according to him the President ended up including those people in his list of nominees.
“Immediately President John Mahama assumed office, various groups from some of the regions; Central, Volta and Northern emerged; some with agitations, trying to induce him to include people of their choice from their regions unto his list of ministerial appointments. One might see it as coincidence but one way or the other, most of those people were on the President’s ministerial list.
Speaking as a member of the panel on Radio Gold’s “Alhaji and Alhaji” programme with host Suhini Alhassan, Atik Mohammed said the President will not go far if he continues to listen to people who are agitated before making his decisions.
“We heard some agitations in the Northern region; Tamale specifically that if Hon. Haruna Iddrisu was not considered for one ministry out of the remaining one, there is going to be raining brimstone and so on.
Finally we saw the President heeding to that; so you find a President who is always responding to the reactions of people; for me, it is not a good sign of a President that this country needs…” he added.