Election Arena: What could happen if Mahama loses on Dec 7

mahamaIf President Mahama loses, he will go down in the history of the country as the only sitting president to lose in Ghana’s fourth republic as in the case of Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria-  who rose from being Vice president after the demise of the president and then was voted into office after one term and made way for an older opponent in his 70s. Could a similar case happen in Ghana?

What will be his reaction if he loses?  Will he be the party’s Flagbearer for 2020? Will he be criticizing the government if something goes wrong?

Will successive governments be willing to continue the infrastructural projects started by the current government?

Will some people in the current  government be prosecuted if found culpable?

Will Woyome be made to pay the judgment debt as early as possible?

Will the “economy”  be fixed immediately a new government takes over?

How many regions are the NDC Going to win? Will it be 8 regions just like 2012? Will NDC have majority in parliament?  (Currently, NDC has 146 seats in parliament while NPP has 121) Can NPP bridge the gap (25 seats)?

President of the republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama is busily campaigning and is urging all Ghanaians to rally behind him and the entire National Democratic Congress, NDC (he has even lost his voice in the process.  This should tell us how serious he has taken the whole electoral process. The NDC members have been highlighting the government’s achievements- mostly infrastructure; school, health centres, markets, roads, interchanges etc.

Making reference to past and present trends, both President Mahama and Nana Addo stand a 50% chance of winning but one can only be “crowned” based on its political strategy.

Why Mahama could lose
1. Complains about high standard of living (economy)
2. Unemployment
3. Corruption (Judgment debts (Woyome), alleged bribery attempts, GYEEDA, SADA etc.)
4. Energy (although it has reduced to some extent) etc
With some of these concerns been raised, how will the NDC government overcome this?

Does this seem to be” a do or die affair” for the two leading candidates?
What will the incumbent president do if he loses?
Knowing that the stakes are high if he loses, they are making all attempts to play the political game in order retain the seat.
Will the NDC go into opposition for a long time if they lose on Dec 7?

Already ace pollster and editor of the Dispatch Ben Ephson has predicted a first round victory for President Mahama. Could that be an advantage?

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What will Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo do if he loses? Coming soon

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