Former President John Dramani Mahama has condemned his successor, President Akufo-Addo over what he describes as severe hardship facing Ghanaians.

Speaking in the Ellembelle district on the 4th day of his tour of the Western region, he said the president needs to apologize to Ghanaians for taking them to poverty.

According to him, it is by divine intervention that the NDC lost the last general elections for Ghanaians to witness the inability of the NPP to fulfil their lofty promises.

“Today if you say you are hungry, they [NPP] say, we have given you free SHS; if drivers say they are unable to afford fuel, they say we have given you free SHS so keep quiet; farmers who complain they cannot purchase fertiliser for their cocoa, they say keep quiet we have given you free SHS.

“If you complain of anything they say we have given you free SHS…free SHS is good but in the bible, it is written that man shall not live by bread alone…there is need to prioritise so that government will not shirk its responsibilities under free SHS.

“Roads and hospitals cannot be constructed, roads that my government gave out on contract before exiting are all undone; now fertiliser not meant to be sold are being sold to farmers for 80cedis…all under the excuse of free SHS,” Mr. Mahama said.

Mr Mahama therefore urged delegates of the NDC to vote massively for him in the upcoming flagbearership race to enable him lead the party to victory in the 2020 presidential election.

He says when elected, he will work hard to provide jobs and take steps to reduce the high cost of living in the country.