Ex-president John Mahama has fired a gun scatter attack at the governing New Patriotic Party accusing it of suffering from a tragedy of unlived experience.
He said whilst in opposition the NPP caricatured the government he led and created the impression as if it had answers to all the problems facing the country at the time.
He said when he as president admitted that the economy was facing challenges, the NPP in opposition with its so-called economic wizard claimed the economy was in crisis and that he had the magic wand to turn things around.
Now in government, the ex-president said the NPP is facing the reality of leading a country an, experience he said is markedly different from the talk shop in opposition.
He was speaking at a mammoth rally to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Saturday.
At the colourful ceremony which had most of the party bigwigs attending, including ex-president Rawlings, the ex-president John Mahama did not fail to take another swipe at the NPP government over the issue of political vigilantism.
Under Akufo-Addo, he said political party vigilante groups now have the audacity to beat up appointees of the president and even go ahead to disrupt court processes.
According to him, under his administration, he allowed the trial of the Montie 3 suspects to take its full course until the suspects were jailed for four months. He said it was only after the convicts had spent more than a month in prison that he exercised his powers as president to grant them amnesty.
Mocking the new administration, the ex-president said the “no evidence” chorus being sung by the prosecutors in the Delta Force scandal is unfortunate.
With his own party under pressure with members firing salvos from different quarters, the ex-president called for unity of purpose in the NDC as it prepares for the 2020 elections.