Mahama jabs Akufo-Addo: God chooses rulers and not you

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John Dramani Mahama has issued a terse response to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reminding him that God crowns rulers and makes presidents and not he (Akufo-Addo).

President Akufo-Addo, he said, can never be the one to choose his successor stating, “It is God who will choose the successor.

Former President Mahama’s comments come after President Akufo-Addo repeated his intention not to have him succeed him after the December 7 elections.

President Akufo-Addo during a visit to the chiefs and paramount chief of the Waala Traditional Area stated he cannot have the NDC flagbearer, whom he defeated twice, succeed him after his tenure ends on January 7, 2025.

He made it clear that he does not intend to transfer power to John Mahama, whom he defeated and removed from office in 2016.

“Wa Naa, you know that the man I removed from the seat, I cannot have him as my successor and as a traditional ruler, you understand what I am saying,” he stated.

However,  speaking at the Gonja Land Youth Congress in Damongo where he also cut sod for the construction of a multipurpose Jakpa Palace in Damongo on Sunday, April 28, Former President Mahama charged President Akufo-Addo to rather ensure that this year’s elections are free, fair, and credible.

He argued that free and fair polls would be the best legacy President Akufo-Addo can leave to the country as he is exiting office after serving two terms in office.

“The best legacy he can leave this country is to superintend over a peaceful, transparent, and credible election,” Mr Mahama said.

He further stated that the power to choose President Akufo-Addo’s successor in the elections does not rest with the President.


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