Don’t Say Politicians Lie, Say NPP Lies — Mahama


Former President, John Dramani Mahama, has debunked the notion among some members of the public that politicians are just group of people who always lie to win power.

He says that notion is wrong, as it is not all politicians who lie to win power.

Mr Mahama however singled out the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for having the penchant to lie to win power.

Former President Mahama made this observation when he addressed delegates of the National

Democratic Congress (NDC) in Gushegu as part of his Northern Regional campaign tour.

Mr Mahama said “if because you want to win power you make lofty promises, what you do is to

shake the confidence of the people in democratic governance. So today you hear people say I

won’t even vote again because politicians don’t tell the truth”.

“Don’t say politicians don’t tell the truth, but say NPP don’t tell the truth”, he added.

Mr Mahama said “the NPP in 2016 promised to provide every district with a factory, provide

every village with a dam, provide 1 million dollars to every constituency and provide jobs to the

teeming unemployed youth among many other lofty promises”.

He noted that, after assuming power for nearly half of its four-year term, those promises are

yet to be fulfilled, while Ghanaians continue to face hardships in their daily living.

Mr Mahama disclosed that unlike the NPP, the NDC only promises what it can do and

mentioned fulfilled promises such as the Eastern Corridor road which has now been abandoned

by the government, building hospitals and CHPS compounds and expanding educational

infrastructure like the E-Block Community Day Schools, among many others.

He noted that building social and economic infrastructure such as the NDC did, is the surest way

to transform any economy and promised to continue when the party wins power in the 2020


Mr Mahama is promising to work hard to reduce the high cost of living and provide jobs for the people when elected.

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