In just over a year and some months, Ghanaians will be heading to the polls to decide who will lead the country for the next four years.
The 2020 general elections has been predicted to be one of the keenest in the recent history of the country.
However, as the date draws close, there is a general feeling of apathy among the majority of citizens.
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For whatever reason, many people seem to have lost interest in the upcoming polls and would rather stay at home than vote.
Below are three reasons why Ghanaians will not go out to vote massively in 2020:
1. Most Ghanaians have lost faith in politicians
One of the main reasons why the 2020 elections could witness a low turnout is the loss of faith by many Ghanaians in politicians.
For many people, politicians are the same and do not have the interest of the nation at heart, no matter who is in power.
Politicians are known to be very cunning, but that has also made citizens and constituents lose hope in them.
2. Fear of violence
Many Ghanaians are also likely to refer to the recent violence that rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
This could be a contributing factor that could cause many Ghanaians not to step out to vote during the 2020 elections.
No one wants to die while trying to exercise their franchise. The happenings at Ayawaso could have an impact on voter turnout.
3. People are tired of both NDC and NPP
Another factor is that, people are genuinely tired of both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Both political parties have ruled the country since 1992, but haven’t quite transformed Ghana in the way many want it.
With no other option to choose from, aside the two, many Ghanaians are likely not to vote at all come 2020.
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