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    NDC Must Shun Mahama To Shame NPP - Moshake

    A former executive member of the Tema East Constituency branch of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Stephen Ashitey Adjei has called on the NDC to rid itself of the influence of former President John Agyekum Kufuor through a smart flush of his proxy.

    In a write-up posted on social media, Mr. Ashitey Adjei who is popularly called Moshake said that proxy is none other than former President John Dramani Mahama who is under the remote control of the NPP’s Kufuor.

    “I keep telling the NDC the truth but it looks like they are only half listening – Kufuor has been remote controlling things in our party through only one mole, John Mahama who is his (Kufuor’s) political godson.

    To remove that Kufuor influence, we simply have to get rid of John Mahama from the leadership of our party and you will see that we will become a winsome party again,” Moshake wrote.

    According to him, getting rid of Mahama will be the best act of revenge that the NDC would have done against the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) as well, for the NPP’s long, sneaky control over the NDC through Mahama.

    “The NDC should simply shun John Mahama to shame the NPP,” Moshake wrote.

    The call comes as the NDC readies to elect its presidential candidate for the 2024 election.

    And this is not the first time Moshake has bewailed former President Kufuor, and therefore, the NPP’s remote influence over the NDC through former President John Mahama.

    According to Moshake, Mahama has been a political godson of sorts to Kufuor and that the ties that bind them together is through Mahama’s stepmother, Mrs. Joyce Tamakloe.

    When Mahma became President after former President Mills had suddenly died in office in 2012, Kufuor took advantage of his relationship with him and started advising him to do things that would inure to the benefit of Kufuor and the NPP rather than the NDC.

    Kufuor who was afraid that he would be prosecuted for numerous acts of corruption while he was president first advised Mahama to snub the NDC’s party founder, Jerry John Rawlings, who wanted Kufuor and many of his appointees to be prosecuted.

    Even though initially Kufuor’s only motivation was to avoid jail, soon the man was advising Mahama to take decisions that made the NDC government unpopular.

    “It was Kufuor who advised Mahama to stop paying the allowances of teacher and nursing trainees,” Moshake has often said.

    According to him it was Kufuor who also advised Mahama to sideline NDC thoroughbreds such as Dr. Tony Aidoo and appoint non-party people such as Nayong Billiejoe when Mahama was president.

    “Kufuor and the NPP have had too much influence over the NDC for far too long. It’s high time the NDC shunned Mahama to stop Kufuor’s influence once and for all.”

    The Chairman of the Tema East constituency branch of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nene Agbadiagba Ofoe-Teyechu IV, has revealed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is counting on a major mistake that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will commit as part of its strategy to break the eight.

    That mistake is the NDC electing former President John Mahama again as its flagbearer for the 2024 presidential elections.

    “As a party, we have lost some shine because of the current economic situation in the country even though it is not the fault of government that the external factors such as the COVID 19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine happened. Even so, no matter who becomes our presidential candidate for 2024, we will win and break the eight.

    “It will even be easier if the NDC returns John Mahama because we have beaten Mahama twice before and have just the right campaign messages to beat him again,” the Tema East NPP Chairman said in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of a wedding ceremony at Tema Manhean on saturday.

    consequently, he said, “we are fervently hoping that the NDC will bring John Mahama again so that we can easily break the eight.”

    The statement of the NPP Constituency Chairman comes as the NDC is believed to be preparing its presidential and parliamentary primaries in May.

    Mr. Mahama has already lost two elections at the hands of the NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo and on both occasions, he lost by hundreds of thousands of votes. In 2016, Mahama was the first ever sitting president to be defeated in an election. He lost that election by almost 1million votes.

    “Then in 2020, he lost again by over 500,000 votes. NPP whipped Mahama like a small boy, I think that as a duty to the party, all members should pray for the NDC to elect Mahama again as flagbearer so that we can easily beat him again like we did in 2016,” Nene Agbadiagba said.

    Last year, international market research company, Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU, forecast that the NDC will very likely win the 2024 elections however, to make sure double sure, the party must discard its leader in the 2024 presidential election that is Mr. Johnn Mahama.

    However, Mr. Mahama has refused to be dissuaded from contesting again, strategically keeping mute over whether he will contest or not.

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