Politics of Saturday, 29 September 2018
Former President John Dramani Mahama has used a popular local proverb to describe the nature of the decision that lies ahead for Ghanaians to make in 2020.
According to him, Ghanaians have now tasted both water and alcohol and can tell the difference between the two.
As to which of the two major political parties in Ghana was alcohol and which was water, he did not state.
Speaking as part of his campaign tour, he said the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) defeat in the 2016 election, was allowed by God for a purpose.
He said the party’s defeat offered Ghanaians an opportunity to compare the performance of the previous National Democratic Congress with that of the current New Patriotic Party government.
“Sometimes we set our hearts on something but God will not give it to you; but whatever God does is good because it was God who made us lose the election,” the former President stated.
“We have faith that Ghanaians have both tasted water and alcohol so they know which one is appropriate. I have faith we will be victorious in the 2020 election,” said the former President in the Central Region on Wednesday, where he officially launched his campaign for the NDC’s flagbearership race”.