Once again, Ghana’s democratic credentials will be on test as the nation goes to the polls. With the 2020 elections, Ghanaians will decide who gets to be our President as well as our parliamentarians for the next four years.
2020 Election: Ghana decides
While there are 12 candidates in all, this is as usual expected to be a contest between the two main political parties; the NDC (National Democratic Congress), whose presidential candidate is the immediate former president John Dramani Mahama, and the incumbent Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo‘s NPP (New Patriotic Party).
The 2020 election will be the first time that the NDC is going into an election without its founder, the first president of the Fourth Republic, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings who passed away last November, aged 73.
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Mr. Mahama is contesting on the premise that he did much better in his first term compared to Mr. Akufo-Addo who is contesting on a quest to ‘do more‘. Indeed, this is also the first time in recent years that corruption has not dominated the electoral conversation. While a lot are of the opinion that it wouldn’t matter, it is the driving force behind movements such as the #NoVote coalition and even the Mahama campaign — as a lot have noted that his administration was less corrupt compared to the current NPP administration.
In all, by 10am tomorrow it should be clear who would form the next government on January 7th 2021. We hope for a peaceful election cycle in Ghana once again.
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