Farouk Aliu Mahama, son of former Vice President, Aliu Mahama believes Nana Akufo-Addo’s government has performed far better than any government in the history of Ghana.
He listed the Free Senior High School policy, digitization processes and innovations in health and other sectors of the economy to back his claim.
According to Mr. Mahama, the performance of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government under President Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is unparalleled.
“I think Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia have performed far better…in the history of the country,” Mr. Mahama said on The Point of View on Citi TV.
“We’re delivering through the use of innovations we have brought to bear in our governance system. We are cutting down on paper and using paperless systems…the drone is the biggest innovative system in the health sector…at least, within the first four years, we have done well and even in the history of this country I don’t see any government coming close to that,” he added.
When asked by the host of The Point of View, Bernard Avle on why he was praising President Akufo-Addo and not the government under which his father served as Vice President, Farouk said: “President Kufuor nurtured President Akufo-Addo, Bawumia and others and it’s obviously in the right direction to have someone who will succeed you.”
“We Dagombas are of the view that if you have a child, your child should be greater than you. So, I think Kufuor should be happy that Akufo-Addo and Bawumia have performed better,” he added.
Farouk Aliu Mahama is seeking to become the parliamentary candidate of the NPP in the Yendi constituency following which he has picked up his nomination forms to contest in the party’s upcoming parliamentary primaries.
I’ll use my privilege, network to lobby for Yendi’s development – Farouk Aliu Mahama
Speaking on The Point of View on Wednesday, Farouk Mahama also assured that the access he has to the highest corridors of power in Ghana will be in service of lobbying for developmental projects.
These advantages, he believes, will position him as the best possible candidate for the NPP in Yendi, a seat the governing party currently holds.
“I have enough to help the people of the country like in Yendi. I want to serve my people. I have done enough to show that I am ready to lead by setting good examples; looking at the Agricultural aspect of the needs of the Yendi constituency, looking at the health issues, the job creation and the network I am privileged to have,” Mr. Mahama remarked.
Integral to the area’s development will be investment from outside, which he said he was working to bring to Yendi.
“Recently when I went to America, I met my father’s friends who were into aluminium, other investors and Nigerian businessmen and they are ready to come and invest.”