The Patrons for Peace and Democracy, (PPD), is warning former President, John Dramani Mahama to desist from making comments which are untrue and likely to trigger mayhem in the country.
“What we are saying is that we need peace and for that matter the ex President John Mahama should stop spreading falsehood into the minds of the populace. We have weighed his utterances carefully for some time and we would like to say that his mudus operandi is to put fear in Ghanaians,” the statement said.
Former President John Mahama had alleged that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is training thugs in batches at Asutuare to cause mayhem during the 2020 polls.
“We remember what happened in Ayawaso West Wuogon. I pray that, God forbid, nothing like that ever happens again. But you know the issue of vigilantes, especially one party is training vigilantes,” former President Mahama said.
In a statement issued by PPD, in Accra and signed by the group leader Dr Richard Danso, the PPD urged the Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), ex President Jerry John Rawlings to counsel his party and also advise former President John Mahama on the implications of his utterances which go against the credibility of his party.
The PPD, in July 2016 predicted that the NDC party would get 44percent of the total vote cast during the general elections, and it turned out to be so.
“Our concern is, what should be a concern to every Ghanaian is that, even with the 44 percent that the NDC and John Mahama had in the 2016 general elections, it has to take the intervention of His Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the king of the Ashanti Region to advise John Mahama and his party to relinquish power”.
“Our major fear for next year election is that would John Mahama accept defeat, especially when we are predicting 41 percent of the total votes for the 2020 general elections for him and the NDC party. What John Mahama is doing now is to prepare the minds of Ghanaians for mayhem, in case the 2020 election results don’t favour him.”
According to PPD, “what we would like to hear from John Mahama is, what are his alternative policies and programs for the country, of which he is seeking a comeback. It is not about criticizing, it is not about making unsubstantiated allegations, it is about what you want to offer for the country”.
The focus of PPD is to promote a knowledgeable society which promotes democracy and productivity.