The former President of the Republic, John Dramani Mahama, has made a passionate plea to Ghanaians to offer him a second chance and he would be honest.
“There were things we could not tell Ghanaians about. There were some home truths we denied Ghanaians. Let me put it this way, we were not completely honest with ourselves so we could not extend anything different to the good people of Ghana. Given another chance, things will be done differently”.
Former President Mahama lived like a movie star and allowed his newfound stardom to blindfold him from all fronts and as such led him to take decisions and initiate policies which were not in the interest of Ghanaians thereby leading to his defeat in the 2016 general elections.
He also painted a very serene atmosphere as though he had been able to transform Ghana from a poor state into heaven. Even in their green book, artistic impressions on planned projects were highlighted and sold to Ghanaians as complete projects.
The former President is now admitting that he and his appointees sought to deceive Ghanaians at that time, a situation that led to their defeat.
For these reasons he is asking for a second chance which will be guided by truth and honesty. What many Ghanaians are asking is, can a leopard change its spots? Majority of Ghanaians do not think so.