GHANA: NPP Bounces Back to Power
Elections are dicey. Gifting or vote-buying or anything that seeks to influence voters does not win elections. Essentially, elections are referenda on government. The recent general elections in Ghana clearly spelled out the people’s feelings about the government of the NDC. The voters expressed themselves in a loud and clear manner vocally saying that performance and the interest of the people matter more than anything else. They also said transparency and honesty in government are paramount.
For the first time in the history of the West African nation of Ghana, voters expressed their anger against poor governance. They voted against cronyism and nepotism. They also said in no uncertain terms that in democracies power devolves from the thumbs of the people.
Ghanaians can now say with certainty that they are in control of their own destinies. This time they made their choice genuinely and in good faith. Those who planned and expected violence should bow their heads in shame. Ghana prevailed.
Amandla welcomes Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to the presidency. He is a living example of steadfast love for God and country. He never gave up and persisted. He kept faith in his running mate in the race as long Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia agreed to tag along. And together they made history. Even much more they promised fairness and equity.
The erstwhile NPP administration of John Kufuor set a record to be sustained. The people want to see a revival of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS); free maternal care; school feeding program and a sustained LEAP not vote buying. They want a reduction in fuel and utility prices. They want a stressless existence and more.
And they believe Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia can and will deliver. SALVE!!!