Politics of Saturday, 20 October 2018
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) used lies and sweet promises to hoodwink the electorate into voting for them in the 2016 elections, and now faltering to manage the country since the party’s own lies are coming full circle, former President John Mahama has told delegates of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Brong Ahafo Region as part of his five-day tour there.
Mr Mahama, who is one of 12 aspirants to the flag bearer slot of the NDC, said it is now up to Ghanaians to ensure that the NPP does not “crush their testes for the second time”.
“Excuse me to say: ‘When you step on a man’s testes once, we’ll see if the same man will sit aloof and watch you crush his testes for the second time’”, Mr Mahama told the delegates.
Meanwhile, Mr Mahama has urged the Akufo-Addo government to arrest the owner of the now-defunct DKM Microfinance Limited and pay its aggrieved customers all their locked-up deposits as promised by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the lead-up to the 2016 elections.
According to Mr. Mahama, the NPP, in the run-up to the 2016 elections, accused him and his wife of being the owners of the collapsed microfinance firm and promised to retrieve for the clients, all their locked-up investments.
With the NPP now being in power, Mr. Mahama said the Akufo-Addo government should have no difficulty fulfilling that promise to the customers of the defunct DKM.
The government, he said, must ensure the owner of the company is arrested and all customers settled appropriately.
“When we were in office, the NPP lied that DKM belonged to me and my wife. Today, you are in power, you, who DKM belongs to, you promised that you will collect the people’s money for them when you come into power; please collect their DKM money and give it back to them,” he said while addressing delegates of the party in the Dormaa East Constituency at Wamfie.