As the general elections inch closer, Ghana's political tensions rise. Political parties using the best campaign tactic to woo voters onto their respective camps. But the 2016 general elections would definitely be a fiercely fought by two major political parties - incumbent NDC and opposition NPP. President Mahama's fate is to be decided as he is likely to have his term extended or terminated. But what happens if he is re-elected? Maybe it could be due to these very odd reasons;
1. Mahama can talk himself out of every situation
Mahama is never a quiet and reserved president. In fact, he won power not just because Ghanaian voters had really wanted the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in power but because he, the president, was best at talking! Remember the funny slogans he used during his campaign? Well, Mahama still uses such qualities even in his presidency as most of his interesting and funniest quotes always get Ghanaians laughing their heart out!
2. The Dumsor legacy
If there is anything Ghanaians could remember the president for, it jokingly would be tagging of his presidency with the protracted power crisis. Oh yea! Dumsor truly had a toll on not just the private lives of Ghanaians but also the economic lives as well. If you happen to be a part of the dumsor must stop revolution by actress Yvonne Nelson which caught the world's attention, it will of no surprise to you when one predicts that the protracted energy crisis, though partially solved could influence the success of Mahama ahead of the elections.
3. Mahama, King of social media
No president has ever been active on social media than president Mahama. Well maybe because he has a rich background in media and communications. President Mahama reaches out to both his haters and lovers mostly on social media through the use of interesting social media campaigns and presidential updates. In fact, if Twitter and Facebook were the key centres for this year's elections, Mahama in no doubt could be voted year in and year out till Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe beg him to resign.
4. Mahama is "young and fresh"
Ghana is a very interesting country; (And we thank God for that). the most interesting part of Ghana is that voters often prefer beauty to any other human quality. Every Ghanaian voter may have heard avid supporters of the NDC argue that president Mahama is young and handsome and that he has "fresh blood" running through his veins. Well, if beauty is anything to go by, then Mahama could consider making actor Majid Michel run the race in his stead!
5. Mahama is loved by all Ghanaian students!
Oh yes! believe or not, president Mahama has done comfortably well in the facelifting of Ghana's educational sector over the past four years. To the extent that United Nations praised his administration for leading sub-Sahara Africa when it comes to access to education. Talk of free SHS, the building of numerous classroom blocks, provision of sandals to "shoeless" students, constructing of universities...maybe the only thing left for the president to do before elections is providing the teaming university graduates with decent paying jobs.