Former President Mahama thinks the president had failed brutally in his tenure of office for not being able to end a menace he thinks is worth sacrificing his presidency for and has to resign instead of seeking reelection.
From the former president’s point of view, as he narrated, the president immediately after his election took to the media and made it clear to the populace that he is putting his presidency on the line to fight illegal mining and it will be a huge shame and betrayal of the trust Ghanaians have kept in him if he fails to do so. The president Iterated “It will be a betrayal of the trust imposed on me if I fail to end this,”.
Since he hadn’t been able to end “galamsey”(illegal mining) which had been a course he had kept his presidency on the line for, the former president deems it fit for him to resign instead of seeking reelection since he won’t be able to do anything worth writing home about. For something you kept your presidency on the line for you couldn’t achieve what else can you do when you are reelected again. The former president added.