Stealing the achievements of Former President Mahama and crediting Akufo Addo and his government with it has become the vogue in the NPP.
President Akufo-Addo himself has indulged in this act on many occassions. Taking cue from him, MP for Domi-Kwabenya, Hon. Adwoa Sarfo also did same. The latest to indulge in this shameful act is Gabby Otcher Darko, nephew of President Akufo Addo.
In a facebook post yesterday, Gabby credited Akufo-Addo with ending dumsor, one of the achievements of Former President Mahama. He used a demonstration in Nigeria against erratic power outages to claim Akufo Addo has ended same in Ghana.
On June 2, 2016, over 7,000 members of Daystar Christian Centre in Nigeria, marched to the Lagos State governor’s office protesting the erratic power supply in that country. The peaceful protest was led by the Senior Pastor of the church, Rev. Sam Adeyemi, accompanied by the executive director of The Punch Newspapers, Mr. Azubuike Ishiekwene and Pastor Nike Adeyemi, wife of the Daystar pastor. The protesters wore white and green T-shirts and held a banner with the inscription “IF GHANA CAN, YES WE CAN’, in reference to the stopping of dumsor by the Mahama government early that year.
Stealing the credit of stopping the dumor for his uncle, Nana Akufo Addo, Gabby took to his facebook page to urge NPP communicators to use inscription on the banner of the Nigeria marchers to tell Ghanaians the good work Akufo-Addo has done as President. He writes; “Nigerians are seeing that Ghana has effectively gotten rid of dumsor and the future is more positive with both energy security and lower tariffs assured. These are some of the positive stories from govt that those who speak for govt must not be shy to repeat and remind”
This lie has seen Gabby taken a bashing from Ghanaians on social media as they wonder when the NPP and its apparatchiks will stop stealing the credit of the Mahama government.
Ironically, while they were in opposition, the NPP claimed the Mahama government was doing nothing. Now in government, they are scrambling all over the place stealing the credit for the good work done by the Mahama government for themselves.