The president of the republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has taken a swipe at his major political opponent going into the 2020 general elections for comments he made concerning the president’s effort in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
John Dramani Mahama, the former president of Ghana, leader and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress NDC in a post on social media on Saturday 9th May, said the number increase in Ghana’s COVID-19 count means government has failed in its fight against the virus.
“From 3,091 to 4,012 #COVID19 cases within 24 hours; Government is certainly failing the people of Ghana. Fear gripped many homes last night when the latest confirmed cases were released. And that is understandable. #COVID19 is real, my brothers and sisters.” He wrote.
Nana Akufo-Addo, in his 9th address to the nation on the measures taken by government in the fight against this global menace said Mr. Mahama’s comment is politics as usual and that Mahama needed to make such comments for political survival.
“I know some political actors will want you to believe that our current numbers represent a failure on the part of Government. Do not begrudge them. They need to make such comments for their political survival.” he said