A Lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba, has challenged the ranks of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to call former President John Dramani Mahama to order if indeed there are ‘competent leaders’ in the party.
Dr. Isaac Brako was responding to recent brawl between the former President Mahama and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia over an ‘incompetent’ comment made by the latter over the former President’s tenure in office.
Mr Mahama on his Nationwide campaign tour to contest as flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 Presidential elections, has rained political attacks on some of the policies by the ruling New Patriotic Party [NPP]. He has thus described the One District One Dam as nonexistent, and the One Village One Dam as a ‘mere dugout.’
Dr. Bawumia took a swipe at Mr Mahama claiming it would be suicidal for Ghanaians to hand over the country to him due to his incompetence.
Speaking on Kumasi based Ahoto FM, Dr. Brako described the situation as unfortunate and questioned why the leadership of the NDC party has not called the former president to order.
According to him, Mr Mahama should be mindful that he is not a national campaign tour, but rather a platform meant to share his ideas to the delegates in the upcoming internal elections of the party.
“Mr. Mahama is sounding like he is on a national campaign platform. I want to ask if he is the only person contesting for the flagbearership?
“He is abusing the platform and must focus on the purpose, he is eating the food before the fire.
“The party executives must call him to order. No wonder this is happening, because the party NDC has no leaders and it must be emphasised that elders in the party are lacking the courage to do so,” Dr Brako stated.
He therefore described the brawl as unnecessary and cautioned the Vice President to concentrate on his job for the country and resist the distracting comments from the former president.
“He [Vice President] must stay focused and concentrate on the job handed over to him.
“Some of these comments from the former President are just to distract his work and a reply would always call for public ridicule.”
By: Marfo John|Theprobegh.com|Ghana