My performance was outstanding – Mahama

Former President John Mahama has described his government’s achievements as “monumental” and that members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) should be proud.

He told his former appointees at a meeting on March 28,2017  that: “I believe that you must hold your heads high because that government did a lot for this country and I believe that posterity will be the judge eventually.”

“We did a lot to improve infrastructure of the country and often infrastructure is a thing people take for granted. It is possible to be in the opposition and criticise. We should not feel depressed or ashamed,” he observed, adding  “Our service in government was outstanding. We must continue to defend that legacy of that government,” he added, saying there was the need to “regroup, refocus and go back into battle.”

Taking the responsibility for the NDC’s defeat in the 2016 elections, Mahama said: “Of course as the general who led us into battle, I take ultimate responsibility for our losing the election and so if it will satisfy those people, blame me for the loss.”

Condemning the thuggery unleashed on Ghanaians by some supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), he said: This cannot continue, this thuggery is not good for our country and the point is we thought we had a good transition …This [incident] serves as examples that make it difficult in future when there is another transition for another government to restrain party supporters. All the thuggery removing people from office, beating people is unfortunate. We must say it in the strongest terms and if the heed it fine, if they don’t , it is a learning process for our whole country.”