General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018
Ghana’s sovereignty was nearly sold before former President Mahama and the National Democratic Congress exited power in 2016, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party has said.
Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako asserted that the condemnable act was a move by the former president to amass wealth for his personal use.
The NPP scribe who is popularly known as Chairman Wontumi emphatically stated that to test the waters, “former President Mahama and the NDC deliberately caused a stir by giving a wrongful designation of Uhuru Kenyatta as Ghana’s President during Ghana’s 59th independence day anniversary”.
The gaffe led to former President Mahama describing as unfortunate errors that were detected in the brochures for Ghana’s 59th Independence Day anniversary celebration.
As president at the time, he pleaded that the errors were avoidable and the Chief of Staff was putting measures in place to forestall such mistakes from recurring in future celebrations.
The errors included the wrongful designation of Uhuru Kenyatta as Ghana’s President to errors in grammar and spelling.
The incident caused many Ghanaians to express their anger, adding that it is an embarrassment and a dent on the country’s image.
According to Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, the above occurrence was a clear indication by former President Mahama to give hint to the outside world that he was prepared to sacrifice his post as President for “an amount that can make his bank account look fat and shapeless”.
“What happened during the Ghana at 59 wasn’t a gaffe. John Mahama knew he was going to loose the 2016 election so he was negotiating with bidders who could meet his offer. He was a sell-out and we can’t trust him o any day”, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP said.
According to him, prior to the 2016 elections, the former President and the NDC knew their faith, through state loans they had wrongfully diverted into political researches, that Ghanaians had grown tired of their government and were going to vote them out.
For this reason, Mr. Antwi-Boasiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi explained that former president Mahama commenced a mission to sell Ghana’s sovereignty to the “highest bidder in his eyes”.