Former president John Dramani Mahama has stated that the heavy defeat suffered by the National Democratic Congress in the 2016 election is a blessing in disguise.
He explained that the loss was to make Ghanaians appreciate the good works of the party for the eight years they have been in power.
He said if God had not made the party go into opposition, Ghanaians would have believed the NPP is capable of solving all their problem.
The former President said, nine months down the line, the evidence is clear for all to see the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is not capable of running the country.
Speaking at the party’s maiden unity walk in Tamale Saturday, he said if the NDC had won, some people would be saying “if Nana Addo had won, by this time he would have reduced electricity tariffs and provided employment.”
“So God said my sons, my children step aside and let Ghanaians experience that one too and they are experiencing it now,” he said.
Mr. Mahama also called on the party supporters to be united in opposition and stop the blame game about who plunged the party into opposition, but rather take lessons from the defeat with the benefit of hindsight.