Drivers for Change, an organization that ran a campaign in 2016 against John Dramani Mahama’s NDC administration, was led by Yaw Barima, who has since apologized to the former president for their actions.
The group obviously gutted by the vast incompetence of the present administration characterised by soaring prices of goods and services and the worsening economy has said it was wrong they turned against Mahama.
“We apologise for campaigning against you in 2016,” Yaw Barima told the former president who was speaking at the Nsakaw Lorry Park in the Bono Region where Mr Mahama was meeting executives of the NDC as part of his flagbearership bid campaign.
Yaw Barima claimed that the current administration’s carelessness, as well as the high cost of living and the price of gasoline, among other things, have made Ghanaians realize that they were being unfair to the country’s citizens by urging them to support Nana Akufo-Addo and Mahamadu Bawumia.
He said Drivers for Change played a key role in making the price of fuel in the 2016 general elections an issue.
“When John Mahama was president, a litre of petrol was a little over GHS 3.27 and 4.5 litres which means a gallon was only GHS 14.
“’ Today, a litre of fuel under the current president Nana Addo’s administration is more than what a gallon of fuel was during the reign of the former president John Dramani Mahama,” he stressed.
Yaw Barima also added, “Today, there is much hardship and road projects have stalled and drivers are the ones feeling the brunt.”