Action Movement of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the former first lady, Lordina Mahama and the siblings of former President John Mahama of being the cause of NDC defeat in the 2016 elections.
According to the pro-NDC group, their downfall started as soon as former President Mahama made the statement before the polls that ‘he is a dead goat’, which meant it did not matter to him if he wins the 2016 election or not.
The spokesperson of the group, Kodzo Hamenya Keglo speaking at the Ghana International Press Centre said “We lost the 2016 elections because of JM, his wife, Ibrahim, Alfred and the rest of the brothers and sisters of the former President.”
He said while JM was preaching made in Ghana goods (such as shoes, batik and locally made clothes), the wife was doing the opposite by printing T Shirts from China which is a huge disappointment for Ghanaian printing companies. The 20 million pieces of T Shirts JM’s wife printed from China, Kodzo Hamenya Keglo said could have been shared to party members to print them locally and would have created a lot of jobs for Ghanaians.
“When in the history of Ghana has a first lady printed campaign T Shirts and become the major source of party materials in an election? To the extent that the wife of the president printing Mayafi with her image on it, does she have presidential ambitions, she should tell us.
JM’s brothers are the main reason why we lost the 2016 elections, collecting all contracts from Airport, Roads, Cocoa Board, GNPC, ECG , VRA, Ministry of Power and all major contracts in the country.
“If you don’t see JM brothers, you cannot get a contract and if you see them, then you have to pay money before you get the contract, frustrating foreign contractors and companies by taking Ghanaian contractors for granted and creating enemies for the NDC party,” the group alleged.
Kodzo Hamenya Keglo added that “JM’s wife, brothers and Baba Kamara appointing Dr Opuni, changing Gbevlo Lartey and bring Yaw Donkor as the security coordinator just to take us to opposition. JM and the wife appointed Kofi Adams as the National Party Campaign Coordinator. In the history of our great party, we have never seen useless national organizer as such.
The group further lambasted former Communication Minister, Omane Boama saying instead of him to have sold ex President Mahama to the electorate, he rather chose to be saying on TV and Radio that “Nana Akufo Addo can never become a president, when there were loads of issues for him to explain to Ghanains.”