Thursday, April 18

Mahama Criticizes Government’s Handling of Corruption, Vows Accountability in Leadership

John Dramani Mahama, the Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has strongly criticized the alleged prevalence of corruption within the current government, stating that corruption is running rampant across the country without proper control.

During his tour of the Volta region on Thursday, Mahama took a swipe at the New Patriotic Party (NPP), asserting that the party lacks the capacity to eliminate corruption because some of its members are implicated in corrupt practices.

“Corruption has broken loose, and if it was in the IGP’s custody, it has broken the jail and is running all over the country. It’s obvious that the NPP has no desire or the ability to check corruption because their own people are involved in the corruption, and they cannot deal with it,” Mahama remarked from Tegbi.

The former president pledged that his government, if elected, would work diligently to eradicate corruption. He cautioned party members against misconduct in positions of authority, emphasizing that accountability would be upheld.

“I have said if they [the NPP] can’t deal with it, when we come, we will deal with it for them. When the NDC comes, we will hold those who have misconducted themselves accountable. But I must also caution our own people that those of us who go into positions of authority, if you also abuse your trust, I am not going to come and defend you,” Mahama warned.

Mahama highlighted the NDC’s commitment to addressing the genuine needs of the people, contrasting it with what he characterized as arrogance and opulence in the exercise of power by the current administration. He underscored the importance of using political power to serve the people and vowed to instill accountability within the NDC leadership.

“We are a listening party, and we believe that power is given to a political party or to leaders to come and serve us. We are not seeking power just to be arrogant and opulent in our attitude. We are seeking power because we want to solve the rightful needs of our people,” Mahama added.