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Former president and flagbearer of the main opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said that it was a good thing the NDC was voted out of power in the December 2016 general elections.
According to the former president, God allowed the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to win for Ghanaians to appreciate the good works of his government and NDC as a whole.
He added that the extreme hardship Ghanaians are facing under the Akufo-Addo administration has made Ghanaians known the difference between the NDC and the NPP.
Speaking at the 100th anniversary of the E.P Church at Dabala in the Volta Region on Sunday, 3 November 2019, he said, “Sometimes when God makes us go through hardship he has a purpose for it…I said it was good and it was God’s will that we lost the election in 2016.
“We lost so that we will continue to have a peaceful country and then secondly because God wanted us to appreciate what NDC was doing. If NDC had not lost, it will be what we call ‘tragedy of the unlived experience’.
“If you don’t live through an experience, you’ll always say to yourself that ‘if I had done this, this would have happened’ but you don’t know what would have happened if you had done that and probably God saved you from something by letting you take the course you did instead of the other course.
And so, if the NDC had not lost and Nana Akufo-Addo and NPP took over, we would never have appreciated what NDC was doing for us. And so, God said ‘let me let you experience this one too so that you have a basis for comparing the two.’
“As for the hardship you are going through today, I’m not the one to tell you, all of us are suffering our hardships…and we are preparing our thumbs for 2020 so that we can change the change”. He added.
Mr. Mahama together with some NDC bigwigs including the MP for Central Tongu, Komla Woyome, and Executives of Volta Regional branch of the party also donated an undisclosed amount of cash and bags of cement towards the construction of the church’s cathedral.