Former President John Dramani Mahama’s announcement to run in 2020 is possibly the most unexpected political news of 2018 after Otiko’s abrupt ministerial removal as Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister. Unexpected because we all expected him to enjoy his plunder on the quiet and be a form of influence to the present government to actually complete projects commissioned during his term. But no, he wants to come back because according to him, Ghanaians and members of NDC are encouraging him to do so to rescue us from our cries.
After his announcement, several Ghanaians took to social media to express their opinion
2012-Mahama is the best candidate
2016- Mahama is the best candidate
2020- Mahama is the best candidate.
Are the NDCs lacking good leaders? Cos if Mahama who is one of the worst presidents ever in Ghana has been your best candidate for years, then the rest dierrrrr zukuuu pic.twitter.com/PXDQn2UzLq
— De-Graft Äyälä (@deGraftAyala) August 23, 2018
Masa you’ll lose… Mahama pls I want to ask you 1 question. When did God come to tell you that you owe him? He said in the scriptures that He has paid all our debts? Mister, why are you lying? Kyer3 s3 you’ve decided not to stop lying? Asem b3n koraa nie😁😁😂
— Richie Sam Junior (@RichieSamJunio2) August 23, 2018
Just when I decided not to vote again, Mahama declared he wants to be president again…..if he wins the primaries, I’ll go and vote against him in 2020 wherever I find myself. Useless ex-president
— §eRG|0 (@5_Star_Hustler) August 23, 2018
So the rhetoric for supporting Mahama in 2020 is that, the rest of us who refuse to fall for his antics are illiterates who have never read a book before 😂.. and they have the trolls out in their numbers. @nppghana you are always late to the ingenuity of the NDC. #trollwars
— 👸Mansa (@AdjuaA) August 24, 2018
Absolutely! John Mahama is not just the obvious choice for the NDC. He’s also the best choice for this country now. With all the economic hardship, corruption that has engulfed this nation & stagnation in both social and economic infrastructure dev’t we need JM.
— Victor Odoi (@VictorOdoi) August 24, 2018
Nana Addo no dey perform to my expectation but Mahama dier.. 😆😆😩
— Ace♠ (@manna_badman) August 24, 2018
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Personally, I am quite disappointed with this move by the Former President after his rather disappointing term riddled with atrocious and ludicrous government expenditure and a ministerial team which took Ghanaians for fools. I am not sure who’s advising His Excellency, but please Mahama isn’t what Ghana needs today or tomorrow. He came to deceive us with his ‘ iPad’ Presidential address giving us hope that at least this was a leader who was tech-savvy and ‘young’ and might possibly project some newness into our country, so we weren’t too sad about his win. Little did we know the noxious corruption which was about to follow his leadership. I may be disappointed about how the economy is at the moment but Mahama again?
I don’t know about you but I would want to know what your thoughts are regarding his announcement. Do share in the comments below.