General News of Saturday, 26 May 2018
Ranking Member on the Constitutional and Legal affairs committee of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Inusah Fuseini, says the administration of former President John Mahama was far better than the current President Akufo-Addo-led government.
He said when the two presidents are compared, former President John Mahama will best be described as a saint.
Contributing to a discussion on TV3’s New Day about comments made by former President John Mahama, which have been widely interpreted as a possible comeback, the Tamale Central MP said: “Nana [Akufo-Addo] demonstrated Mahama was a saint”.
John Mahama in a Facebook post had subtly declared his intention to contest the flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress party, an action that has been met with mixed reactions.
Even though some people think the former president has no chance again, others, including the national organizer of the party, Kofi Adams, think John Mahama is the right candidate to get the victory for the party in 2020.
Inusah Fuseini is also of the view that without John Mahama, the party may not get a suitable competitor for the 2020 general elections.
“If President Mahama doesn’t run who will run”, he quizzed.
He emphasized there was the need for the party to do some reorganization exercise ahead of the 2020 elections after which they will elect a flagbearer. He hinted at the election of a flagbearer for the party will happen soon.
He, however, dismissed claims that the whole reorganization exercise was Mahama’s strategy of re-launching his political career.
“Reorganizing the party is not mutually exclusive to John Mahama”, he clarified.
He was optimistic that his claims that John Mahama is a saint when compared to President Akufo-Addo will be justified.
“By 2020 Ghanaian will know Mahama is way way better”, he noted.