Whether former President John Mahama is corrupt, incompetent, or otherwise will depend on the Ghanaian populace contrary to claims by elements in the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) including President Akufo-Addo and Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to a political marketing strategist at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Dr Kobby Mensah, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) cannot tag Mr. John Mahama as corrupt person in any capacity.
“Incompetent and corruption tags are just definitions of political actors…The political actors themselves cannot tell who is corrupt or incompetent”, he admonished in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com
Critics, including the then opposition-NPP, some anti-graft groups and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) believed Ghana wobbled under Mahama with massive corruption as the former leader was accused of failing to do enough to fight it.
“If you want to know Mahama or President Akufo-Addo is corrupt, you must go CDD to read afrobarometer”, Dr. Kobby Mensah stated during a telephone conversation on Kumasi-based FM.
At the official outdooring of NDC’s running mate, Professor Naana Opoku-Agyemang for elections 2020, Former President John Mahama pledged to get rid of corruption in his next government if elected to steer affairs of Ghana for another second term
“It will be ruthless against all corrupt political appointees and public sector workers,” he said explaining this would involve massive, far-reaching, and practical governmental reforms.