The President of the Republic is a serial liar whose deceit his own party members havs been exposed – Sir John has declared.
Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, the silver tongued former General Secretary of the opposition NPP who is generally known as Sir John, made the declaration in his home constituency of Akyem Abuakwa South, where he is up for relection.
He was speaking to a crowd of supporters in the constituency of the NPP’s flagbearer.
“The most important ingredient about leadership is trust. Once the people see you as a liar or deceiver, there is nothing else you can do. It is gone. Finished!,” Sir John said.
“The President is so confused in his own lies that after sacking 23 members of his own party just a few days ago, and having the founder of his party and the wife contesting and campaigning against his re-election bid, he is rather the one going around with his Vice President and General Secretary accusing their main opponent as divisive. This is the sign of a man who believes he can lie his way through every truth.
“In John Mahama’s own party people now see him as a liar. He may be cool. But he lies and that is not cool at all. Yes, there are some who will still vote for him. But, when your leader is a liar and you still keep faith in him, you and he have a lot in common, you’re both lying to you!”
He added: “If the President stops believing in his own lies he will begin to see how far removed his world is from the reality that 27 million Ghanaians are facing. He thinks he has done well when he wakes up in the morning and looks in the mirror in his marble-floored room.”
He added that the NDC have taken corruption to a whole new level.
“President Mahama and his NDC, in the last eight years have proven beyond doubt that lying and stealing share the same compound house. When they are stealing from you they tell you they are changing your lives. When they are using their ill-gotten wealth to transform the circumstances of their friends and family, they tell you to focus on things that are not necessary.”
Sir John continued to tear into Mahama, adding that he finds it ironic that the NDC describes Akuffo-Addo as a divisive leader when the NDC has so many cracks of their own.
“I have also heard the President talk about Akufo-Addo as divisive and that the NPP is divided. Really? Mrs Rawlings, your former first lady, who was your party’s vice chairperson under your government, is now number two on the ballot paper, next to you. Her husband, the founder of the party you lead, is saying you are going to lose the elections next month. He has refused to campaign for you. You can’t get him to reconcile with your bad leadership and you have the nerve to call Akufo-Addo divisve!
“You can fool too many of the people for some time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time,” he philosophically added.