Brong Ahafo Regional First Vice Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye DC, has described former President John Dramani Mahama as a pathological ‘liar,’ for telling Ghanaians that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has abandoned the construction of Kwame Danso-Atebubu-Kejaji road in the Sene West district of the region to deteriorate.
Addressing party faithful on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Kwame Danso and Kejaji in the district as part of his Brong Ahafo regional tour to canvass for votes to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) again in the 2020 election, the former president accused President Akufo-Addo of abandoning the road started by the late Prof. John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills.
President Mahama further told the people that he was more experienced than President Akufo-Addo so when given the opportunity for the second time, he would change the country.
But in a statement signed by NPP’s outspoken communicator and copied to the media indicated that President Akufo-Addo had already instructed the contractor to continue constructing the road and testified that the contractor is on it working.
“However, upon security reports made to president Akufo-Addo, he instructed that monies be paid to the contractor for him to start work immediately. Currently, there is a contractor on that road working,” the statement emphasised.
The statement described, “John Mahama never fails to disappoint. He always disappoints me whenever he speaks. The attitude of saying pathological lies has been part of him and I am not sure John Mahama can ever depart from spreading lies.”
The statement further stated that the late President John Evans Atta Mills cut the sod to construct the road in 2011 but was abandoned after the demise of Mr. Atta Mills, and according to Abronye DC the former President John Mahama who succeeded his boss was supposed to complete the construction but abandoned it.
“On Wednesday 6th April 2011, the late Former Prez J.E.A Mills cut the sod at Kwame – Danso in the Sene District of Brong Ahafo Region for work to commence on the 31 kilometer Atebubu – Kwame Danso Road”, the statement revealed.
The statement added: “During the event, the late Atta Mills noted that, the project will be completed within two years by a Wa – based road construction firm, A and N and would cost 32 million Cedis. On that day, most of the sub chiefs present at the occasion presented sheep to the president to appreciate his good intentions for the community.
Late former President JEA Mills and and Mr. Joe Gidisu, the former Minister of Roads and Highways left the occasion with not less than 75 sheep”.
“Unfortunately, Atta Mills could not complete his term as president. John Mahama however took over from him and that, we all expected him to continue the works commenced by his predecessor but hence deliberately disregarded same”, the statement said.
The statement, therefore, stated that former President Mahama doesn’t have the people of Attebebu at heart adding that Mr. Mahama was not caring about them that was why he abandoned their road for five years as a sitting president.
“I would like to submit that, during Mahama’s 4-year tenure as president, the people of Attebebu were not dear to his heart and that was why he decided not to construct the road for them and therefore I treat his recent comments which depict that he now cares about them as insults and an attempt to ridicule the chiefs and people of Kwame-Danso and Attebebu,” the statement stressed.
However, the statement said, “my simple question to Mr Mahama is that, if 4 years as president he could not construct that road, why is he slamming a 20 months old Akufo-Addo Addo administration to construct the same road?”
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