- John Dramani Mahama believes he wasn’t defeated in the 2016 presidential election genuinely
- According to the NDC presidential candidate, the incumbent president, Nana Akufo-Addo lied to Ghanaians to have him booted out of office
- That notwithstanding, lecturers at Legon dimmed Mahama’s chances to the presidency, suggesting he would lose the election with 40.4 percent of valid votes cast
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The presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, has accused President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of lying his way to power in 2016.
Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama in 2016 with 53.8 percent of the valid votes cast.
Addressing party supporters in Bongo in the Upper East region on Thursday, November 26, 2020, Mahama said Akufo-Addo tricked Ghanaians into voting for him with lofty promises.
“This government has been a scam on Ghanaians,” the former president said. “In 2016, they said all kinds of sweet things, they said we were sitting on money and that Ghana was sorrowful and that we should vote for them to transform Ghana in 16 months. But today we are even hungrier than we were in 2016,” Mahama said.
Mahama also touched on the resignation of Martin Amidu as the special prosecutor saying: “Today, the president and his family are swimming in corruption.”
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He, therefore, urged electorates in the region to vote for his return to the corridors of power to salvage the country from further sinking.
Meanwhile, Mahama’s chances in the December 7 presidential election which is ten days away had been hit a massive blow, following the publication of a poll that gave President Akufo-Addo victory.
The poll conducted by the political science department of the University of Ghana said Akufo-Addo would secure reelection with 51.7 percent of valid votes cast, while Mahama would secure 40.4 percent of the votes.
The Ghana Union Movement (GUM’s), Christian Kwabena Andrews, would also collect 1.4 percent of the votes, placing him third, the poll added.
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