As Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo laces his boots ahead of the much-awaited general elections, the flagbearer keeps getting somewhat positive vibes not just from supporters here in Ghana but also election predictions by international think tanks as the EIU. Should the third time flagbearer of the opposition NPP get elected as Ghana's next president, it could be due to these reasons.
1. Nana Addo, a man of persistence!
Despite losing his attempt to lead Ghana on three consecutive occasions, Nana Addo remains resolute in making this dream of leading Ghana come true. Even if it means becoming president at age 72, Nana Addo is still pressing on to make his ambition come true. Persistence seems to be his key trait and especially as this virtue remains most cherished among the Ghanaian culture, he sure may be smiling his way to the Flagstaff House soonest.
2. Freeeee SHS!
Oh yea! The campaign message, of making senior high school free and accessible highly remains a trump card for Nana Addo's victory. Yes president Mahama may have already made this dream a reality but who knows? Nana Addo could have a more pragmatic mean(s) of revolutionising the "free SHS" promise.
3. The "factory" man
When it was made public that Nana Addo was planning of industrializing Ghana's economy, there remained stark condemnation from his political detractors as they questioned how possible his plans and dreams and dreams would be. Well, maybe not for the teeming unemployed Ghanaian youth who believe such a move would not just grant them jobs but also monies in their pocket.
4. Tired of the old, expectant of the new
It's interesting how most Ghanaians barely keep up with something old! It happened with former president John Kufuor and it is likely to happen this time around when the elections beckon.Well, it may be that Nana Addo could win the elections not just because of his convincing manifesto but rather the "stale" political arena Ghanaians have had to keep up with for the past four to five years.