Former President John Dramani Mahama has accused the Ghanaian media of helping the New Patriotic Party (NPP) win the 2016 elections.
According to the Former President, the NPP rolled out very strong propaganda campaign which were successfully disseminated with the help of the media in the run up to the 2016 general elections.
Mr. Mahama who was addressing a group of National Democratic Congress (NDC) sympathisers in the UK, stated: “The NPP rolled out a very strong propaganda campaign. And of course, they had the media helping them”.
He further added that the incompetence campaign waged by the then opposition NPP dealt a heavy blow on his government.
“They kept shouting incompetence, incompetence, incompetence until our own people started believing that we are incompetent,” he said to a flood of laughter that swept through a forum he held in London.
“Our own NDC guys think I am incompetent. These guys must be some super people. Now, look at the super. That is super incompetence,” he said, adding the NDC became complacent at some point in the 2016 elections. He also attributed the defeat to internal squabbles within the grassroots of the party.
He also indicated that if the NDC had won the elections in 2016 it would have been difficult to govern the country.
“…God had a hand in what happened in 2016. If we had won the election there is nothing we will do that Ghanaians will appreciate. They will think there was a better alternative to us,” he said.