Mahama thanked me for rebuking him – Bagbin

Minority leader Alban Bagbin has disclosed that President John Mahama invited and thanked him for openly criticizing him.

According to him, the president showed gratitude for his candidness and openness with the ills in his government.

The Nadowli-Kaleo MP came under fierce attack by members of the ruling NDC after he openly chastised the president for surrounding himself with friends and cronies instead of appointing efficient people to work in his administration.

He also rebuked the President for reneging on his campaign promises and reminded him of the danger in his actions for politicians from the northern part of the country.

Speaking to Accra-based Asempa FM, many months after the episode, the former Health Minister said Mr. Mahama showed leadership in the heat of the moment.

“He invited and thanked me for criticizing him. I know most of my own criticisms can be used against him in the 2016 elections but honestly, he has corrected most of the things I spoke about and I believe that he has done enough to merit a second term”.