Ghanaians will for the eighth time head to the polls to decide on who leads the country for the next four years. The West African nation has become a proper beacon of democratic credentials because of how peaceful and well organized elections have been held.
Successful transitions have taken place in Ghana between the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress. Elections in Ghana have always been a two turn test between the NPP and the NDC.
Once again in fifteen days, the choice is between the NPP’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, the NDC’s John Mahama and the other ten Presidential aspirants from the CPP, GUM, PNC, NDP, GCPP, PPP, GFP and an independent candidate.
During this period leading to elections, political actors move to the length and breadth of the country to campaign and solicit for votes from the voting class and also to meet their supporters. After a week break of political campaigns, Politicians are back to campaign for the last phase. John Mahama is in the Ashanti Region, President Akuffo Addo is also in the Volta Region with their running mates and party machinery dotted accross the country.
The New Patriotic Party yesterday officially launched it’s campaign in the Hohoe constituency of the Volta Region with the President of Ghana gracing the occasion. The Hohoe constituency is a no-go area for the NPP because it is one of the strongest constituencies that has never disappointed the NDC.
John Peter Amewu, Minister of Energy is seeking to wrestle the seat from the NDC’s Professor Margaret Kweku and has put up a spirited fight. Hon. Peter Amewu as minister is using incumbency to win the hearts of the constituents which may turn into votes. He has brought unprecedented development to the area ranging from roads, electricity and water, education and jobs. Rumours flying around the constituency also suggest he is giving out cash to influence votes.
An man believed to be a member of the National Democratic Congress has posted on his social media timeline how he took a shirt from the NPP and joined the campaign launch. Again, he wrote how he is surviving with the monies and gifts from the NPP.