Multiple-award winning Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure, has opined that the erstwhile Mahama administration which was tagged as ‘dead goat’ is better than the Akufo-Addo led administration which he described as ‘rotten goat’.
The controversial media personality made this statement a lengthy post on his Facebook page Wednesday, December 22.
Manasseh accessing the two leaders indicated that former President John Dramani Mahama was more tolerant and accepts criticisms meanwhile President Akufo-Addo is intolerant and vindictive.
According to him, in 2012 he voted for Mahama but gave his mandate to Nana Addo in 2016. However, in 2020 he did not vote but should he have voted it was going to be Mahama since Akufo-Addo has not been a good alternative.
In a Facebook post, he said Ghanaians gave Mahama the “opportunity and he misused it.”
“The “dumsor” that crippled businesses were real. The GYEEDA, Subah, SADA, bus branding, and other scandals were real. They were things that happened. We made no mistake voting him out of office. In the circumstances we found ourselves in, there was a great yearning for change, the call for a new direction, and the breath of fresh air. It’s true that Akufo-Addo has turned out to be worse,” he stated.
“The fact that Akufo-Addo has turned out to be worse doesn’t turn Mahama’s bad deeds into good deeds,” he stressed.
Manasseh noted that Mahama’s chances of winning in 2024 are bright if he contests.
He indicated that Nana Addo “is already doing a lot of work to help a Mahama come back.”
“If he wins, it wouldn’t because we’ve regretted our actions in 2016. It will be because the alternative turned out to be a rotten goat, and Ghanaians did not have any option so they went back to the dead goat,” he said.