The Former Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs, has jabbed former President John Dramani Mahama for playing dirty politics in Ghana for the sole sake of winning power.
Speaking during an appearance on Peace Fm’s Kokrokoo morning show, Jacobs asserted that the NDC led by John Dramani Mahama are doing all they can to stop the efforts of Akufo-Addo’s government to fight galamsey and hence are toying with the country’s future.
“Do we love this country at all? Just because Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is fighting ‘galamsey’, the opposition is doing all it can to derail his efforts. We are playing politics with this matter, we are not looking into the future. God forbid that they (the NDC) come to power,” Allotey Jacobs said.
Jacobs highlighted comments from the former President and other NDC gurus making promises he says derails the fight against galamsey.
“A video on social media showed that former president saying that he will release all ‘galamseyers’ should he come to power. Other NDC members including Tony Aubyn and Kweku Boahene have also made that statement. This certainly tells you that we are playing dirty politics in this country just for the sake of power. Members of the opposition party are now saying that they will make sure that illegal miners are back in their field, forgetting that this menace has destroyed all our water bodies.
“After this, they are the same people who will ask why the Ghana Water Company is increasing tariffs, knowing very well that the cost of treating water has increased due to the menace of ‘galamsey’.” Jacobs fired.