NPP has failed Ghanaians–Asiedu Nketia
Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Asiedu Nketia, has
reiterated his party’s positive chances going into the 2020 elections and very
confident in the capability of former President John Mahama to recapture political
According to him, “Ghanaians are yearning for a comeback of the NDC since the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has failed them and if elections are held now, the NPP will be out of office.
“We are confident in him [former President Mahama] becoming president again, there are lot of things that can go wrong along the line, when you lose elections, it is not always a strong correlation with your acceptability or popularity.
are things that can go wrong, we have lost elections before, the 2004
elections, the 2000 elections that we lost, seven or eight months after that defeat,
nobody could speak on radio stations in Brong Ahafo on behalf of NDC.
“If you were driving in town, you fear to identify yourself as NDC, we saw the mood of the people was for change, they got the change, it was fueled by propaganda trying to paint us as thieves, the elections in 2016, the day after our defeat when I was driving through Accra I was still being cheered.
“That is why the party has been able to
bounce back quickly, if elections are held today, the NPP won’t be in
government, the story will be different because the political atmosphere is
clamouring for a comeback of the NDC, results of 2016 elections will not have
any direct impact in the upcoming elections in 2020.
“There are some very challenging occurrences leading to the outcome of the 2016 elections including when the then chairperson of the Electoral Commission announced their system had been hacked, such a claim can potentially affect integrity of the elections results.
“It realised the NDC’s presidential candidate and then President Mahama losing to then NPP’s presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo by nearly one million votes, although there are some challenges with the 2016 elections, the NDC placed the interest of the country first thereby acknowledging defeat,” Mr Asiedu Nketia touted.