Anti-corruption campaigner, Martin Amidu, has admonished Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, not to repeat mistakes by his predecessor, John Dramani Mahama. Martin Amidu had accused Mahama’s government as very corrupt and campaigned against his re-election.
Prior to the election, he also encouraged Ghanaians to vote against the Mahama-led government, to enable Ghana recoup the GHc51 million controversial judgment debt unlawfully paid businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome. In his recent piece, Martin Amidu urged Akufo-Addo not to take Ghanaians for granted.
“Your Excellency, these ordinary Ghanaians are not looking for appointments or positions in your Government neither do they care about the usual diplomatic political correctness of the international community in pretending that these citizens did not actively thwart the incumbent’s rigging machine that forced the acceptance of defeat and the symbolic arrangements for conceding defeat before the results were finally announced by the Electoral Commission.
All that these ordinary and committed citizens care about is that you never repeat the mistakes of your immediate predecessor’s government which simply took Ghanaians for granted as undiscerning and looted them to pulp,” he stated.
He also asked President Akufo-Addo to honour his promise of blocking corruption from creeping into his government.
“Mr. President, your anti-corruption promise and agenda in my view was your winning manifesto item at the elections whose actualization we are expecting you to implement without fear or favour, affection or ill will, no matter whose ass is gored.
I agree entirely with former President Rawlings that it is the high anti-corruption moral ground you occupied over the NDC which made your victory a foregone conclusion.
Many Ghanaians, like me, are not followers of your political party but I dare say that as long as you continue occupying that high moral ground and fight corruption in deeds you will succeed and your first four-year tenure will usher in the golden age of Ghana again.
I also have no reason to doubt that as long as you always put Ghana First in your administration the present goodwill you enjoy will endure throughout your tenure,” he added.