MAHAMA DOES IT AGAIN;
Boycotts Kumasi Independence Day Celebration Over Flimsy Reasons
The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, has once again boycotted a national event, a sequel to how he failed to show up at the delivery of President Akufo-Addo’s State of the Nation’s Address in Parliament.
The former President avoided the colourful Kumasi Independence Day Celebration like a plague, citing reasons which are more petty than plausible.
Sources close to the former President explain that a number of reasons have accounted for this snobbish behavior of the former president.
Citing the death of Ahmed Suale and general insecurity in the country, Electoral Commission’s uncompromising attitude towards the decision to compile a new voters’ register, PDS and the pursuit of the Airbus saga as reasons, the former President believes these are potent enough to inform his decision to boycott the event.
The source also hinted that today being the birthday of the former President’s wife, Lordina Mahama, it is a good opportunity for him to celebrate the former first lady.
Another school of thought which could neither be confirmed or denied by the source has it that Mahama is still pained by the Asantehene’s UN speech which detailed Mahama’s unwillingness to hand over power to then President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. That, it is believed, also contributed to Mahama treating such an august occasion with disdain.
As can be seen from this photograph, the former President’s seat remained unoccupied throughout the event, leaving many questioning his patriotism towards the country Ghana.