General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party( NPP,) John Boadu says showing compassion is not about sharing some hundred packs of food and displaying it on social media especially for someone who had the chance to better.
He said these things have been done by Private entities and therefore there was no need for a man of John Mahama’s status to post some of these things on social media just for people to know that he’s doing good for people.
“This is something spirited private persons have done from Day One. Individuals, MPs, Minister and ordinary people of our country have been sharing all this. You don’t put this on social media to let people know that you’ve just put together some 100 packs of rice and share and think that that’s all. He’s not the only former President in Ghana. He’s contesting an election and by so doing he just want people to know he’s a compassionate leader.” He said
His comments come on the back of John Dramani Mahama displaying on social media his benevolence to some villages in the country.
To the Chief Scribe of the NPP, a compassionate leader is a leader who appreciates the kind of challenges their people go through and work to ameliorate any associated problems and that is certainly not John Dramani Mahama.
Citing instances where John Dramani Mahama should have shown compassion when he was in power, he said “the needed compassion for John Dramani Mahama was for him to have solved the ‘dumsor’ that affected Ghana throughout eight years of the tenure of the National Democratic Congrees (NDC)”.
Furthering his point, John Boadu said for Mahama to have shown the needed compassion, it was for him to have helped when JA Kuffour discovered Oil in commercial quantity that led to GDP Growth in 2011 around 14.3% when he took over he should have maintained it to an appreciable level but when he was leaving he reduced it close to 3.7%, that’s the needed compassion that was needed.
When electricity prices were going skyrocketing, we didn’t have a situation where he showed compassion by reducing the prices. When the Ebola menace were raging its ugly heads, frontline workers requested that they should be given incentives to help them prepare but he decided not to do so.
We are talking about compassion; we’re talking about a leader that appreciates the sufferings of our people.