Former President John Mahama has slammed the National House of Chiefs, claiming that it has suddenly been silent under the Akufo-Addo administration on the same topics that it was extremely vocal about when he was in charge.
The 2020 presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), during a courtesy call on the paramount chief of the Asogli Traditional Council in the Volta Region, the Agbogbomefia Togbe Afede XIV, claimed the present leadership of the House of Chiefs is timid.
“We admired your frankness and boldness when you were [president] of the National House of Chiefs. Since you left, the voice of that House on national affairs is muted,” Mahama told Togbe Afede XIV
“There are a lot of things going on in this country, and the House of Chiefs remains mute,” he said. These are trying times. You, the chiefs, are the ones who are closest to the people, and you are aware of the difficulties they face.
“At a time like this, if the House had a bold leader like you, I’m sure you would have drawn the government’s attention to what is going on in the country.”
In the 2024 election, we will not be cheated.
In terms of politics, Mahama has made it clear that the NDC would do all necessary to win the general elections in 2024.
He claimed that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) manipulated the 2020 presidential election.
“For 2024, we want to make it clear that we will do all possible to ensure an open, fair, and clean election.” We won’t want to deceive anyone, and we won’t want to deceive anyone.
But we’ll make sure no one takes advantage of us. And so, when I say the election will be a do-or-die event, I don’t mean that we’ll resort to violence; I mean that we’ll give it our all to ensure that we win,” Mahama added.