10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

Here some popular words, phrases and expressions that have gained popularity in Ghanaian politics since John Mahama became president.

1. Dumsor

10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

'Dumsor' popularity has soared in Mahama's first term. It even found its way into Wikipedia.

2. Yen tie Obiaa

10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

It loosely translates: "We won't mind anybody". The expression actually comes from a song by Daddy Lumba. It became popular after opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) members said had adopted a yen tie obiaa posturing to the plight of Ghanaians.

3. Dead goat

10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

This became popular after said that he had developed a "dead goat syndrome" to potential strikes ahead of the December elections.

4. Incompetent Mahama administration

10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

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Opposition NPP politicians, especially NPP's Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, come up with the phrase in response to what they say is Mahama's poor handling of the economy.

5. Changing lives, transforming Ghana

10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

The campaign slogan of the NDC has gathered steam ahead of the December elections.

6. JM Toaso

10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

It means: JM continue. It's been made popular by supporters of president Mahama who say he should continue his good works.

7. Opana

10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

This gained popularity after President Mahama described NPP acting chairman Freddy Blay as 'Opana'.

8. I am for Nana

10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

This has gained currency among supporters of Nana Akufo-Addo ahead of the December elections.

9. Create, loot and share

10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

NPP politicians gained traction after NPP  politicians accused the Mahama administration of engaging in creating, looting and sharing of public resources.

10. Evidence-based 

10 popular expressions in Ghana politics since Mahama became president

Mahama made this popular by stating that he had supervised an evidence-based development of the economy.

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