- A presidential aspirant, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has mocked Former President John Mahama, with regard to the 2016 elections.
- His comment was in reaction to a statement of Mahama's to the effect that God allowed the NDC to lose the election for a reason
- Mahama explained that the loss was to give Ghanaians the opportunity to compare the NDC to the NPP
An aspiring flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has thrown a jab at Former President John Mahama.
Speaking on Thursday, September 27, 2018, he said that Mahama’s version of NDC’s defeat in the 2016 elections differs from that which he received from God.
He argued that God did not cause the party’s defeat in the year 2016; instead it was as a result of the poor electioneering campaign strategy adopted by the party.
He cited how the NDC, till date, has not been able to collate the 2016 election results even though it had a campaign team.
His comment followed remarks by Mahama to the effect that God wanted to give Ghanaians the opportunity to compare the NDC to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The flagbearer aspirant said because God speaks to people in different ways, John Mahama cannot be faulted for saying what God may have revealed to him.
“God speaks to people in different ways; even prophets of God see different things but God has not told me he caused our defeat,” he added.
The defeat suffered by the NDC in the 2016 elections, YEN.com.gh understands, is the heaviest for a sitting president since Ghana returned to democratic rule in 1992.
Nana Akufo-Addo, then the opposition leader, secured a one-touch victory by polling 53.85% of total valid votes cast against incumbent John Dramani Mahama who managed 44.40%.
According to Dr Spio-Garbrah, the only way the NDC can win the 2020 elections is for the party to present a new candidate.
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