The 2020 presidential elections will as usual be the inclusive battle between the two major political parties i.e NPP and NDC. The political space will be as hot as molten iron. The violence, the propaganda, the mystic promises will be present in the atmosphere.
But that’s not our topic for today but we want to take this opportunity to urge our fellow Ghanaians that parties come into power, and parties will leave power. Never put your life on the line for any politician even not for those in the NDC.
Every election is Ghana is always determined by the floating voters. Some are sympathetic whereas others are base on the performance of the party in power. Now let’s take a look at the following reasons that signal the lead for NDC in the December 7 elections.
The level of corruption in Ghana is all-time higher than any other period since our independence. The most painful thing is that when people are caught within the government machinery, nothing will happen to them.
We don’t even know whether it is still the same NPP who was crying loudly because of some corrupt practices that were thoroughly investigated during the NDC administration and some perpetrators were prosecuted.
As for this NPP administration, those that were caught red-handed I’m corruption are walking freely at the presidency. We all saw corruption caught on camera on the premises of the presidency, missing excavators, missing SADA tricycles, PDS scandal, cash for seat saga, missing cocaine, and others. In the end, no prosecution is done.
This is one of the reasons that will drive away floating votes from NPP. If they lose them, the NDC will amass them.
Fight against corruption watchdogs
When we thought we have seen it all, this NPP administration launched a mechanism to eliminate all forms of barriers to corruption. Their barrier is the watchdogs that make sure they expose corrupt practices at the public enclave.
Let’s assume you turn blind eye to corruption, but to fight those who serve as watchdogs is as corrupt as the corruption itself. Freelancers such as Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Manasseh Azure are into hidings because of the terror that has been unleashed onto them for exposing this corruption under this NPP government.
Well, let’s assume they are private individuals, but the Auditor General that was virtually sacked is was the last standing watchdog to be ridden off. This has pushed many floating voters towards the NDC and may vote for them because of the impunity orchestrated by this government in the fight against corruption fighters.
Failure to protect our peace
I have never witnessed a total disregard towards the peace fabric of our dear nation until the party I voted for in 2016 came into power. It all started when some hoodlums stormed various public organizations and took jobs by hock and crock.
The same caliber of people under the NPP machinery terrorized courts to free their members on trials. We all saw what happened to Montie 3 who even threatened judges. As for these people, they even got the guts to storm the court.
Ayawaso west wagon by-election violence was a catastrophe and am afraid just like many other floating voters that if this government comes into power again, the rate of political violence will be the norm of our peaceful nation.
Just recently, a whole minister claimed she defended herself with warning shots at a registration center. Well, if everyone was to follow the same path, then I wonder if Ghana will stand. As a result, many floating voters are going to cast their votes for someone who will allow the law to take its course.
The double standard in policy fulfilments
This government in power has the ungrateful character towards fulfilling some of their promises. The promise has always been sweeter than reality. It comes to a point where the current President was awarded a title called “king promise”.
They always promise gold but gives coal. The promised dams could not even hold water in the dry season, the promised factories became castles in the air.
These unfulfilled promises are not what will cost the NPP government in the 2020 elections, but the failure on their part to accept the facts of their mediocrity in policy implementations and correct them. This is likely to win more votes for the NDC come December election.
This pandemic has cleared the fog created by the NPP in 2016 that we don’t eat infrastructure. Though the majority of us bought their idea because the infrastructure doesn’t put money directly in our pockets but the benefits are reaped in the long term.
The health sector was boosted by spectacular medical centers by the NDC government which served as the backbone in the COVID-19 fight. Many have realized that the NDC government was visionary which we did not consider in 2016.
This category of voters will be massive for the NDC. Their peaceful presidential candidates have proved that politics is not about loose talk, but the visions that follow you. The acceptance of making mistakes and intend to correct time make one a better leader. That is the candidate that the NDC is presenting at the December polls.
These and many other reasons will make it a cool chop for the NDC come December 7. If the NPP wants to turn the lead in their favor, then they must correct those problems they have with the public and are mentioned above. Other than that, the NDC will win the 2020 elections.