Finally, the much anticipated declaration by the former president John Dramani Mahama to run for the flagbearership of the National Dichromatic Congress, is here.
The Ex-president, as was advertised this week, launched his campaign in the Volta regional capital, Ho.
Speaking at the campaign launch to enable him to lead the NDC, he said “some have lost all hope in the democratic process and believe that democracy is no better than other forms of governance.”
He added “our present state and its effect on the people trouble me a lot and this is why as you have observed, at every significant or wrong turn of the decision taken by this government, I have, with the benefit experience I have acquired, provided alternative solutions and even offered expertise and knowledge of some of my party colleagues to help get us out of these challenges.
“There is an increasing gap right now between Ghanaian society and the Ghanaian political system and it is one of the reasons why a change has become absolutely necessary at this particular time.
“Of course, I know how to deliver that baldy needed change because, over the last four to five years, I have continued to study our problems, I have continued to listen to each and everyone of you and to a variety of scholars and experts and I can say with full confidence that I have learned a lot during the period I am speaking about and I am ready and able to be the kind of president that Ghanaians are looking for.”
He indicated that despite the hard work of his administration, Ghanaians decided to vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 general elections due to the “lofty” promises by the then opposition party in hope that their problems will be resolved.
This newspaper, agrees with the former president, as this country is worse off today than it was six years ago.
Ghanaian made a fatal error in 2016 and 2020, when they got carried away by meaningless slogans and propaganda that were meant, ab initio, to be deceptive and directionless.
The nation is bleeding as the real issues that impact on the lives of the people are pushed to the back burner.
It is often said that statesmen think about the next generation , while politicians think about the next election, John Mahama, as president embarked upon projects and programmes that had the next generation in mind.
He is presenting himself again, this time as a sacrificial lamb to save all of us, the least we can do, as Ghanaians in the opinion of this newspaper is to support him.