Former President John Dramani Mahama channelled his best J. Rawlings impression as he launched a stinging attack on Pastor Mensa Otabil, founder and leader of the International Central Gospel Church.
Mahama, in a speech given in the U.K on the trip Asiedu Nketia’s ‘guarantee shoes’ were discovered, said Mensa Otabil had a lot to say when he was in power but now that his favourite party is in power he claims he’s tired of politics and now watches ‘animals’ on tv.
Mensa Otabil was in the news recently when he said he was tired of the ‘mediocrity’ on the airwaves and that the Ghanaian media talks about politics from morning to evening.
But according to former President Mahama, Otabil is a hypocrite who criticized his party nonstop when they were in power but now claims to be tired of politics.
“Something is pardonable when one government is in power but when another is in power it’s unpardonable, things that the media would have been so loud about under my administration, it happens every day and it’s like it’s business as usual. That is the hypocrisy of our civil society and religious and traditional leaders, everybody is quiet, suddenly some say they don’t watch TV anymore and that they watch animals.” Mahama thundered.
“In our time they were not watching animals, they were watching political discussions. You’re now tired of too much politics…you’ll be tired, because your darling government is super incompetent and so you’re tired of hearing the analysis, that’s the hypocrisy we face in our country. So let us not buy into their propaganda”. he added.