A political science lecturer with the University of Education, Winniba, Dr. Isaac Brako has said, the ruling New Patriotic Party must up their game in preparing for the 2020 elections as John Mahama’s come back will not be a cool chop for the elephant followers as many have speculated.
Former President Mahama on Saturday received a landslide victory from delegates of the National Democratic Congress to represent the party as the Flag bearer in the 2020 elections.
Some actors of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) are seeking to make Mahama’s comeback seem useless in the 2020 General Elections, as they believe the election of John Mahama makes a win for the NPP even easier in next year’s polls. However, speaking to Skyy News’ Samuel Kojo Brace on Skyy Headline News, Mr. Isaac Brako indicated that, projects and policies under the two leaders will be a major decider in the 2020 elections.
He stated that , “Ghanaians will not consider personalities in the 2020 elections, but projects and policies which have been undertaken by the NPP and NDC will be weighed. This will be the major decider,” he noted.
According to him, the 59-year-old, who suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2016 election, can climb his way to the highest seat of the land again if the NPP remain complacent and refuse to satisfy Ghanaians with landmark achievements.
“The NPP has done a lot since they assumed power from the NDC; they have been able to correct some wrongs of the NDC led by Mr. Mahama then, they have been able to implement free SHS, planting for food and jobs, they have also solved the almighty ‘dumsor’ which became a worry for most Ghanaians under the Mahama administration. They have done well so far, but they need to up their game and do more if they want to retain power. Being too self-satisfied will with Mahama’s come back will be that big mistake which can make them lose the 2020 elections to the NDC,” Dr Isaac Brako cautioned.
John Mahama on Saturday won convincingly in the NDC’s presidential primaries, garnering more than 95% of the total votes cast.
Story by: Eric Nana Gyetua/Skyy News/Takoradi.