Facebook is a major tool politicians use in reaching out to their supporters. Ghanaian politicians are doing just that especially as the December elections draw close. But what if the number of followers a candidate garners on Facebook could win him or her the presidential elections?
We take a critical look at the number of followers major political candidates have on Facebook.
1. President Mahama (1,007,547 likes)
It was heaven on earth for President Mahama after realizing he hit a 1 million milestone on Facebook. This arguably makes the president the most followed political personality and presidential candidate in Ghana ahead of the December elections. President Mahama released a short video thanking Ghanaians for their support on Facebook.
2. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo (976,542)
The presidential candidate for the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo, closely follows Mahama by a slight difference of close to 29,000 likes on Facebook. This sees the NPP fire brand still relevant in the December elections as he is definitely expected to compete shoulder to shoulder with Mahama come the elections.
3. Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom (270,514 likes)
The Progressive People's Party (PPP) is definitely the third political force in Ghana. Flagbearer, Papa Kwesi Nduom has come a long way in selling his political ideals of Ghana and also his vision for the nation should he be voted president in the December elections. His efforts are not just seen on paper but also on his Facebook page. He is likely to be president of Ghana should the NDC and NPP lose the December polls.
4. Ivor Greenstreet (30,051 likes)
Being the presidential nominee of the Convention People's Party (CPP), Ivor Greenstreet proves the fact that physical disability is never a challenge in the general elections. His Facebook page is generally active as he seeks to win the favour of the Ghanaian electorate.
5. Hassan Ayariga of the All Peoples Congress (APC) and Akua Donkor of the United Freedom Party (UFP) polled less than 1000 likes each.
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