The former Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akomea, has put his party in a tight situation with a 2016 comment on the outcome of America election and its effect on elections in Ghana.
The current Managing Director of the State Transport Company (STC) ahead of Ghana’s polls in December 2016, drew motivation from the win of the then US Republican candidate, Donald Trump, who had beaten his opponent Hilary Clinton of the Democratic Party in the November 2016 election and insisted then NPP candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, was going to win the 2016 election, and his prophetic words came true.
The NPP Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, alias “Wontumi” had also said there are several similarities between the US presidential candidate-elect, Donald Trump, his Republican Party, and that of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the NPP.
Akomea and Wontumi’s arguments then, have find its way into both mainstream and social media discussions to the effect that Joe Biden’s victory, could also make Akufo-Addo, a one term president, paving the way for a return of ex-President John Draman iMahama, but Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah isn’t falling for this, however, persuasive.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah, had in October remarked that “While Mr Biden was not rejected at the polls by voters in 2016, Mr Mahama was massively rejected by Ghanaian voters. While Mr Biden’s running mate Senator Harris is an accomplished senator who has added a spark to his candidature, same cannot be said of the NDC.”
Nana Akomea, had in an interview on November 10, 2016 told The Chronicle newspaper that “the win of the Republican Party and its candidate in the American elections hold important lessons for Ghana,” he noted, adding, “The first major lesson is that the American people have voted for change.
“This shows us that no incumbent government is entitled to an automatic retention in power. That retention in office is dependent on how best a government has fulfilled the expectations of the people.