Former President Mahama may not have to pay a dime for his nomination forms and filing fee because a group of spare parts dealers has promised to pay half of the GHc420,000 being charged by the party.
A group of spare part dealers at Abossey Okai in Accra has declared their readiness to pay at least half of former President Mahama’s filling fear.
According to the group, the former President is not a millionaire but he has millions of supporters and admirers who are always ready to come together to pay for his fees because they believe in him as the true leader who is capable of transforming Ghana.
Nana Kwaku Bamfo a member of the group who spoke to Awake News said, the group is embarking on the project based on the recognition that the former President laid a solid foundation for better Ghana which many Ghanaians did not noticed until he left power in 2016. He said there was the need to consolidate on the gains made by the previous NDC administration.
Under his [John Mahama] administration, Ghana became a country sought after for investment in the world and assumed its torchbearer role in not just Africa but also the world. But us it stands now un the the NPP led by President Akufo-Addo, our businesses are collapsing, investors are leaving the country, banks are collapsing
He noted that under former President Mahama there was no region, district or village that did not have several government infrastructure projects.
We enjoyed stable and steady economic growth. Our business (Spare parts) became attractive venture and as some of our people became multi millionaires.
Touting some of the achievements of former President Mahama in the energy sector, he said
Ghana is now a net exporter of electricity because of the investment John Mahama made in the power sector.
The coordinator of the group emphasized that they need John Mahama back to restore investor confidence, clear the nuisance taxes and killer policies undermining their businesses.
We are paying half of the GHc420,000 for John Mahama to save our spare parts business from collapsing, protect the future of our children and protect the foundation laid by President Mahama.
It is for this reason, we have decided to pull our meagre resources together to pay half of the fees for John Mahama. Ironically, most of our members are supporters of the NPP but this decision by the group is based on the reasons enumerated” – he added.
Some market women, MPs of the NDC, former MMDCEs, party folks, university lecturers, and members of the general public have assured the former President’s campaign team of their readiness to pay the filing fee.