President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, in a recent broadcast to the nation where he announced the truncation of the much-publicized but controversial referendum, had indicated that after a meeting with the three former Presidents: Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama on April 18, 2017 “I came away from that meeting with the view that there was consensus amongst us that the time had come for political parties to participate openly in district assembly elections and local governance”
However, Mr Mahama, days after that assertion, shot back explaining that even though the issue was raised at the meeting, there was no consensus.
The former President revealed that; "President Kufuor was for political party participation in the election of MMDCEs [but]....i took the stance of the Fiadjoe Committee that we should still keep political parties out, that we can achieve the election of our DCEs without political party participation. President Rawlings did not express any firm stand, but on that particular matter, there was no consensus, even though we discussed it, there was consultation [but] there was no consensus."
Speaking to these issues on PeaceFM's Morning show, "Kokrokoo", Social Commentator, Bernard Allotey Jacobs said while he "believes former President Mahama is speaking the truth", he "knows for a fact that President Akufo-Addo does not lie".
So where lies the truth?
According to him, "the only one who can help us is former President Jerry John Rawlings".
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