Barely forty-one days to the general elections, elder brother of the sitting President John Dramani Mahama, Alfred Mahama has revealed that it is possible his junior brother could lose this year’s elections.
According to him, when his brother loses the December 7, elections he will pack his bag and luggage to go farm in the North.
He said there are two outcomes to an election every where in the world even in the United States of America and there are to lose and other is to win.
‘So people should not carry elections as a do or die affairs adding that this has accounted for the rising tensions in the run-up to the December 7, polls.
Alfred Mahama made this pronouncement speaking on Accra -based Ok FM morning show hosted Kwame Nkrumah Tikeseye on array of issues involving the brother’s administration.
He said anyone who loses this year’s elections should graciously concede defeat and move on for Ghanaians to continue enjoying the peace they have known.
‘It is difficult for somebody to win elections by stuffing the ballot box, with the verification system stuffing has been cut down by almost 100 percent’ he said.
He maintained that with the kind of technology the Electoral Commission has introduced it is now for the key players in the elections to do their things right and guard their back.
He took the opportunity to down played ‘One village One Dam’ proposal by the flag bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) saying if it is dams Ghanaians need to move agriculture forward? why wouldn’t the people round the Volta Dam aren’t engaging in farming around the Volta River.
He explained that as farmer, has come to the realization that what Ghanaians need to troop into farming is the incentives and not the construction of unsustainable dams.
He revealed that quite often when some members of the family had an encounter with the public quickly the name of his junior brother Ibrahim Mahama is bandied about when he9Ibrahim) is actually not the one.
Perhaps this is so because he is popularly among the other members of the family’ he argued
He went ahead to relate this to an incident that happened in Kumasi at Golden Tulip Hotel during the 2012 elections where some group of NPP supporters led by Kofi Jumah and Eugene Antwi stormed the hotel claiming Ibrahim Mahama was in the hotel stuffing ballot boxes
He said he was not in the hotel as of the time the hoodlums came to the hotel but he returned and drove pass them without being recognized by the party supporters.
He said their actions compelled the hotel manager to take them to my hotel room to comb for ballot boxes, i could have sued the management for breach of contract but i let it go.
This is how people perceived members of the family to always be Ibrahim, at one time i was driving and had an accident in front of the Flag Staff House only to hear news that Ibrahim Mahama has been involved in an accident.