Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says former President Mahama continues to be confused about how he lost two elections to the man he said will never become President of Ghana.
According to the President, Mahama goes to bed every night still thinking about how he was able to beat him in two successive elections.
“Mr. Mahama still has not been able to assimilate his defeat twice to the man who he had said could never come to power in Ghana and I think every night when he goes to bed, he is confused about the man who has not just come back but given him a good whipping on two separate occasions,” Akufo-Addo said in an interview on Stone City Fm in Ho.
Akufo-Addo said Mahama knows he lost decisively to him both times and that has never sunk into his conscious.
“We won the landslide in 2016 and again decisive margin in 2020. He has never got the figures that I have got in elections in Ghana, he knows” Akufo-Addo continued.
The President added that the constant barrage of criticism from Mr Mahama directed at his administration is because he can not admit to himself that the NPP government is doing well.
“He knows that significant progress and achievements have been made and that it is necessary for him and his supporters to denigrate that exercise, to go out of their way and to poo-poo everything that we have done,” he added.
His comments come after former President Mahama recently jabbed the Akufo-Addo-led government for decisively losing the fight against corruption.
Mahama said Akufo-Addo promised to protect the public purse yet the purse has completely vanished.
“The NPP government has completely lost control of the fight against corruption. President Akufo-Addo in his inaugural address promised to protect the purse. Today, that public purse cannot be found. Revelations in the Auditor General report for 2021 are only a microcosm of the seeming institutionalization of corruption under this administration,” Mahama said during an appearance at the grand durbar to mark the climax of the Asogli Yam Festival at Ho in the Volta region.
“I am using this festival to draw attention to this important national issue that requires the support of all citizens. Economic difficulties in the country are unbearable. Cost of living has increased significantly because of rising inflation. Prices are changing in the market every day, and this makes it difficult for the ordinary Ghanaian to survive,” he added.