Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, does not agree with the results from pre-election surveys predicting a win for the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo. According to him President Mahama’s tenure will end in year 2021 and not this year, as his opponents are wishing.
The minister who was speaking on Metro TV said that the Mahama-led government has accelerated development in the country. He said that the recent surveys are not at all, a reflection of what is on ground. For that reason, he stressed that Mahama will end his reign after a second tenure, which will be in 2021.
The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) had said that NPP’s Nana Addo might come out victorious in the upcoming elections should the country’s economy continue to decline. Also, the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) had said that majority of Ghanaians perceive the economy to be in shambles.
Also, in an online pre-election opinion poll conducted ahead of the elections, the NPP flag bearer surpassed the President, leaving many Mahama supporters perturbed.
But the Communications Minister has said that the President will not lose in the coming elections, as he has done well in the past four years. Referring to the earlier predictions, Dr. Omane Boamah said that Ghanaians who are known for rewarding hard work, will turn their votes to Mahama because he has proved himself worthy of a second tenure. He also explained that the President is initiating a number of projects in every sector including; health, education, roads among others, which is why Ghanaians need to vote for him once more.
There have been many predictions from different prominent people including traditional rulers, regarding the results of the 2o16 elections. Ghanaians continue to wait for the much anticipated 2016 elections.