The former president of Ghana and leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has revealed the unhealthy politics the New Patriotic Party (NPP) subscribe to.
Speaking at the annual conference of the NDC’s Professionals Forum in Accra on Thursday, 29 April 2021, Mahama said the development has made it difficult for NDC professionals to show their faces to avoid political witch-hunting.
“I think one of the good things that Pro Forum has done is to increase the confidence of our professional groups in terms of being identified as being proud members of the NDC”.
Before Pro Forum, Mr Mahama observed that “we had a lot of people who support the NDC but they hide under the covers and are not willing to show their faces as supporters of NDC. Of course, you can understand why. With people who are so vindictive, I mean for many of them who are still in service, I mean showing their faces is often dangerous”, he was reported by classfmonline.
According to him, “it’s not the same when NDC is in power”, explaining: “I mean people, very freely identify with the NPP when NDC is in power and they don’t suffer any adverse consequences for it”.
“It’s not the same when they [NPP] are in power”, he said.
“There’s a lot of vindictive hunting down of people who are believed to be NDC and taking them out of jobs. So, this confidence and pride is making more people join the Pro Forum and it’s a very good thing”, Mr. Mahama said.