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Akufo-Addo has taken our democracy backwards – Former President John Mahama

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Ex-Ghana president John Mahama has expressed his displeasure at his successor Nana Akufo-Addo, saying he has taken Ghana’s democracy 28 years back.

The former President made this remark in a write-up dubbed ‘Tragedies of the Akufo-Addo Government’ published on his official website.

“This particular tragedy is in the destruction and politicization of our institutions. A judiciary that lacks impartiality, an oppressed Parliament, a pliant Electoral Commission, an Auditor General hounded out of office, a misused military, anti-corruption institutions in bondage, an intimidated media, and a terrified moral society. These constitute the tragedy of the four years of Akufo-Addo’s administration “, Mahama claimed.

According to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, the incumbent has set democracy back twenty-eight (28) years and believes this is what makes it a patriotic duty for all patriotic Ghanaians to join hands to rescue our nation,” Mahama stressed in a Facebook post on Friday, August 7, 2020.

Read Mahama’s full text below:

The tragedy of the Akufo-Addo administration is not only the collosal debt it has saddled Ghanaians with. It is not only the huge fiscal deficit he has created even before #COVID19.

It is not only the hundreds of projects he has abandoned causing taxpayers money to go waste.

It is not only his poor infrastructure record.

This particular tragedy is in the destruction and politicization of our institutions. A judiciary that lacks impartiality, an oppressed Parliament, a pliant Electoral Commission, an Auditor General hounded out of office, a misused military, anticorruption institutions in bondage, an intimidated media, and a terrified moral society.

These constitute the tragedy of the four years of Akufo-Addo’s administration.

He has set our democracy back twenty-eight (28) years. This is what makes it a patriotic duty for all patriotic Ghanaians to join hands to rescue our nation.

I, John Dramani Mahama, will restore dignity and independence to our state institutions. I will depoliticize our democratic institutions and make them work effectively and independently for all Ghanaians.

Ghanaians will respect the judiciary once again. Justice will be impartial and Ghanaians will be able to express themselves freely, once more, without fear of harassment or death.

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