Former President John Mahama has posited that professionals fear associating with the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for fear of losing their jobs or being hunted by ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The former leader said governing NPP is so vindictive.
Speaking at the annual conference of the NDC’s Professionals Forum’s in Accra on Thursday, 29 April 2021, Mr. Mahama said: “I think one of the good things that Pro Forum has done is to increase the confidence of our professional groups in terms of being identified as being proud members of the NDC”.
He said “we had a lot of people who support the NDC but they hide under the covers and are not willing to show their faces as supporters of NDC”.
“Of course, you can understand why. With people who are so vindictive, I mean for many of them who are still in service, I mean showing their faces is often dangerous”, he noted.
According to him, “it’s not the same when NDC is in power”, explaining: “I mean people, very freely identify with the NPP when NDC is in power and they don’t suffer any adverse consequences for it”.
“It’s not the same when they [NPP] are in power”, he said.
“There’s a lot of vindictive hunting down of people who are believed to be NDC and taking them out of jobs. So, this confidence and pride is making more people join the Pro Forum and it’s a very good thing”, Mr Mahama said.
His comments come following a speech delivered by Sir Sam Jonah on the culture of silence which he opined have returned to Ghana.