Political Scientist Dr Amoako Baah says the 61, 836 (4.9 percent) members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) who voted NO against President John Mahama in the party’s just ended primaries is an indication of what to happen in 2016 elections.
According to him, these supporters are very likely to vote for another party in next year’s election which promises to be keenly contested.
John Dramani Mahama is to lead the NDC for the 2016 elections, the party’s nationwide presidential elections has decided.
The sitting president is leading the Party into 2016 with the votes of some 1, 199, 118 party faithful, representing 95.1 percent.
At an official announcement by the Electoral Commission of Ghana Sunday evening, some 61, 836 as part of a democratic process that started Saturday and ate into late Sunday.
The results were from some 265 constituencies out of 275.
However speaking to Kasapa News, Dr Amoako Baah emphasized the need for President Mahama to improve his governance of the country, as it is evidently clear that even a huge number of his own party supporters are not happy with his performance.
“This shows a clear picture of coming events. The result is a clear writing on the wall. A lot of Ghanaians are dissatisfied with the state of affairs in Ghana now. As it has emerged, if people had not been paid and compromised, the NO votes would have been far more than what has been recorded. Businesses are collapsing and the youth have no jobs to do. The economy continues to have several challenges and there’s very little the President can do before the elections.”
President John Mahama following his endorsement in the party’s primaries has promised massive victory for the NDC come 2016 elections.