A former Deputy Attorney General and Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga East Constituency, Dr. Dominic Akuritinga Ayine has stated that the comeback of former President John Dramani Mahama is to prove a point.
According to him, it is an opportunity for him to vindicate himself and northerners considering the fact he has been tagged with all sort of denigrating names by his political opponents before, during and after the 2016 elections.
He described his other flagbearer contestants within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as very good candidates but insisted the time is not ripe for them to take up such positions once former President John Dramani Mahama is still around to execute his mandate to the Ghanaian people.
“Spio is a very nice person with a lot of experience, he is a smart gentleman….yes he fits the bill and can be the president of this country and a competent one at that…but Albert I want to repeat I support Mahama hundred percent. I am not going to make even one percent for anybody”, he disclosed on Yem Fm in Bolgatanga monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
On why he insists the former President makes a comeback, he said “ Mahama needs to come back and vindicate himself and vindicate northerners. Let us not forget that sectional and ethnic politics is still prevalent in this country. When Limann was president, Limann was a very very smart president. You can read Addai Mensah’s book on Limann. Born scholar and very very smart but what did they say, he was useless and was incompetent. Go back and read what was said about Limann. I believe that was the same thing happening to Mahama. He needs to come back and vindicate northerners.”
According to him, the return of the former president is also aimed at completing the various infrastructural projects which were embarked but left at various stages of completion.
“He needs to vindicate the country Ghana. If you look at projects and where we were headed in terms of infrastructure, Mahama needs to come back and continue that for us to get to where we needed. When you are elected a president, you are elected president of the country does not mean you should centre all projects in the country”, he stressed.