For years, they described him as a warmonger without any justifiable cause.

They poked fun at him and labelled him a desperate man who craved for power just for the sake of it.

They twisted his comments to suit their devilish agenda of making him look like a monster in the eyes of the people.

They mercilessly attacked his personality and almost succeeded in making the world believe that Akufo-Addo was power-drunk and would send this land on the path of war if things did not go his way.

The 2012 presidential elections were fraught with several irregularities which inured to the benefits of John Mahama. The Supreme Court was petitioned, the verdict favored Mahama.

The warmonger, the Lucifer personified, the bloodthirsty Akufo-Addo, though disagreed with the verdict, called Mahama and conceded defeat by congratulating him.

All those fabrications were bundled into the dustbin by Akufo-Addo’s actions after the elections’ petition. The injurious descriptions were for political capital, nothing more, nothing less.

Mahama, on the other hand, wore beamish expressions. He was the man of peace. Desperation was not ingrained in his veins. He was loved by the media and many others.

His Royal Highness, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, at the UN conference, has said that but for his intervention, John Mahama wouldn’t have conceded defeat in the 2016 elections.

With a margin of defeat that shocked political pundits and the rest of the world, Mahama still did not want to hand over power to President Akufo-Addo until Otumfuor Osei Tutu II stepped in.

Judging from John Mahama’s posturing as can be inferred from the speech by His Royal Highness, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, Mahama has managed to deceive the Ghanaian populace for far too long.

John Mahama has always had a sanguinary mindset. He wears an expression of innocence when underneath that smiley face, he nurtures thoughts which are warlike.

His hawkish tendencies are always masked by his outward friendly nature. He has been a holy snake, a serpent with venomous poison draped in the skin of a sheep.

John Mahama’s megalomaniac posturing is too obvious as history has attested to it. For four years, he was the Vice President of the Republic. President Mills’ demise propelled him to the top.

He became president in 2012 and ruled for four years. Eight years at the helm of affairs, he still wants a comeback. He is more than desperate. He is power-drunk.

If he is not bloodthirsty, why would he refuse to concede defeat in 2016? Mahama is up to no good. He cannot seem to accept the fact that he is not the number one gentleman of the land.

Let us reject this chameleon of a former president who was a monumental flop when he was given the mantle of leadership of this country.

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.