- Abeiku Santana has opened a can of worms with his recent comments about why the National Democratic Congress party was forced to relinquish power to the New Patriotic Party
- In 2016, the NDC’s John Mahama suffered a historic defeat in the General Elections
- Abeiku now indicates that Ghanaians were just eager for a change and even Mahama’s efforts couldn’t sway them
Ghanaian broadcast journalist Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey Santana, popularly known as Abeiku Santana, has waded into the murky waters of the cause of the National Democratic Congress’ defeat in 2016.
He told Rainbow Radio’s Sokoohemaa that all evidence pointed towards an unprecedented defeat of the opposition National Democratic Congress despite then President Mahama’s efforts.
Mr. Santana said, former President John Dramani lost the 2016 presidential election because Ghanaians were badly in need for a change and that none of his successful infrastructural engagements would have been enough to convince voters and secure a second term.
‘’Ghanaians had made up their mind to vote Mahama and the NDC out of office. Although he was commissioning a number of projects, Ghanaians wanted change and that was why the NDC lost the elections.’’
The radio show host made headlines after he reportedly refused to eat for three (3) days after the loss of the NDC.
The Okay FM's Drive Time host indicated that every political party going into an election, is able to anticipate their victory or defeat but how a party would handle itself to achieve a positive result is entirely on them.
President Mahama, who ran on the ticket of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), secured 44.40 of valid votes cast while the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo won by 53.85 percent to become Ghana’s fifth president.
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