Mahama’s return in order due to Akufo-Addo’s ‘utterly shambolic performance’- Kwakye Ofosu



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A former Deputy Minister of Communication, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, has slammed critics of the second coming of John Mahama as president, insisting that his boss has a good chance in the 2020 election due to the shambolic performance of the current government.

“Given the utterly shambolic performance of President Akufo-Addo,it is shocking that some individuals and analysts have lined up to dismiss President Mahama's prospects in the 2020 elections,” he posted his Facebook wall  Saturday.

Some critics have slammed the former president for staging a comeback after losing by a 10 percent vote margin in the last general election. They argued that Mr. Mahama should sit back and allow a new person to lead the party because he’s now “a damaged commodity” per the massive vote gap in the last election. 

But Kwakye Ofosu argues that such views are “so contemptuous and disrespectful of the Ghanaian electorate as it would seem to suggest that they are content with mediocrity and would line up to vote for a hopelessly incompetent President and his government who promised so much and have delivered virtually nothing significant,only because they voted against the former President in a previous election.”

Below is the full statement:

Given the utterly shambolic performance of President Akufo-Addo,it is shocking that some individuals and analysts have lined up to dismiss President Mahama's prospects in the 2020 elections.

The main plank of their argument is that the latter lost in 2016.Never mind that the incumbent President lost two elections on the trot.They also contend that Ghanaians prefer a new face when that same electorate voted for a very old face who had been trying to be President for at least two decades and actually contested three elections.

That view is so contemptuous and disrespectful of the Ghanaian electorate as it would seem to suggest that they are content with mediocrity and would line up to vote for a hopelessly incompetent President and his government who promised so much and have delivered virtually nothing significant,only because they voted against the former President in a previous election.

They are clutching unto historical trends despite it being clear that the outcome of the 2016 elections tore to shreds,old notions about the electoral behaviour of Ghanaians.

The only thing the electorate seems to look out for now,is performance. And it takes little to predict that this Akufo-Addo government that has foisted such unprecedented hardships on Ghanaians,while failing so abjectly to deliver on key campaign promises,is on its way out.

And if the Akufo-Addo praise singers are in doubt,their principal, President Akufo-Addo, made that pretty clear when stating on 16th May,2016 in Accra, that a non-performing President is not guaranteed a second term.

This metric would no doubt be applied to him come 2020.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com