As an annual celebration, many Ghanaians gathered at the various districts and regions to celebrate the 66th National Independence Day of the country with a parade.
This year’s national celebration of Ghana’s independence took place in the Volta Region of Ghana. However, during the occasion, former President John Dramani Mahama was absent from the event raising many questions on the minds of Ghanaians.
Explaining his absence at the 66th Independence Day celebration, Former President John Dramani Mahama stated that the Independence Day celebration is a national event in the country but has unfortunately been turned into a political jamboree by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), hence his decision not to associate himself with political events.
“I am not going to be in Ho because I don’t want to be part of an NPP jamboree,” the former President said, whilst speaking with the media concerning the celebration.
“Nkrumah got us an independence; I’m an ‘Nkrumaist’. I will attend an Independence Day any day if it is not hijacked by one party because it should be a national day for all of us,” John Dramani Mahama explained.