Ghana’s Two Main Political Parties Battle For Power

Mr John Mahama (left) and President Nana Akufo-Addo

In 2016, the Ex-President of Ghana Mr John Mahama was oust from the seat of government by the New Patriotic Party (NPP’s) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in an intense elections that was labeled as the last possibility for Nana Akufo-Addo.

In fact, the latter had taken a stab on two ocassions but failed to win power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Nana Akufo-Addo was forceful and cheery to win the elections even at his age.

Prior to the 2016 elections, Nana Akufo-Addo was consistent with his words as well as his actions and won enormously leaving Mr John Mahama and his NDC sympathizers in condition of shock.

According to the constitution of Ghana, after every four (4) years, elections are to be held to designate another President according to what the ‘thumbs’ of the people need.

It’s four years already, and the ‘heat’ is on once more, as these same two leaders of the two fundamental political parties are clashing to muscle their way through to see who wins in the impending elections on the seventh of December 2020.

Some political analysts figure Mr Mahama shouldn’t have contended, taking a gander at his credibility as an ex-President of Ghana.

Others also think, it is grievous to return again considering the fine niche he has carved for himself and the country as a whole, with respect to the completion of national assignments and other major building projects in the country.

On the flip side, others additionally figure his comeback will conceivably startle the current President of the nation, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The battle here is that, the works by the two Presidents have been witnessed by Ghanaians. Accordingly, it is now the decision for the people to decide who becomes the President for the next four years.

Will Mr Mahama take over as the ‘Returnee’ or the President Nana Akufo-Addo will stay on for another four years?.

Mr Mahama did amazingly well during his governance, despite the fact that he was unable to complete every one of his promises. President Nana Akufo-Addo has also performed very well, of which some even think, but for the global pandemic Covid, he would have accomplished more.

Of course, several political analysts have shared their perspectives on this elections, but ‘That Day’ will be the decider. Notwithstanding, another school of thought have various conclusions about these two significant political parties.

They think its time Ghanaians drive away the NPP and NDC to make way for a completely new and unique party. Perhaps, this new entrant will also acquaint new economic systems to help push the country to another direction.

Since the democratization of Ghana in 1992, it has been the two dominant parties in Ghana politics.

In the 2008 general election, the NPP candidate Nana Akufo-Addo conceded to losing in the closely contested presidential election runoff amidst accusations of vote rigging, with Akufo-Addo receiving 49.77% of the votes, versus 50.23% for John Atta Mills, the NDC candidate.

In the 2012 general election, the NPP faced a similar situation from vote results provided by the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC). Nana Akufo-Addo received 47.74% of the vote, while NDC candidate John Mahama received 50.7% amidst accusations of electoral fraud.

Akufo-Addo was chosen as the NPP’s candidate for a third time in the 2016 elections and defeated Mahama in the first round (winning 53.83% of the votes).

Now, the question is: Who Wins in the December elections?

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