Ghana’s ruling party select 76 yr old president for re-election

Bawumia Hugely Disappointed?

Ghana’s governing ruling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has nominated incumbent president, Nana Akufo-Addo as its presidential candidate in this year’s election slated for December 7.

This will be the third consecutive time  President Akuffo Addo will go head-to-head with former President John Dramani Mahama.

President Akufo-Addo, 76, unseated Mr Mahama in 2016 with 53.8 percent of the vote, although the electoral commission is yet to gazette the electoral results per Ghana’s law.

Akufo-Addo hopes to wage the December 7 poll contest with Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate, the NPP said in a statement on Saturday.

Former President Mahama, 61, who leads the National Democratic Congress as flag bearer, defeated Akufo-Addo in the 2012 presidential race.

Mr Mahama is tipped to win 2020 election according Ghanaweb and other polls.

The Akufo-Addo administration has been devilled with countless corruption and bad decisions which seems to suggest voters trust in the government continues to dwindle.

Ghana is the world’s second-largest producer of cocoa after Ivory Coast and Africa’s second-biggest gold producer after South Africa. However, the government’s strategy on fiscal discipline and commitment to fighting corruption has been short of any expectations.

Last week it was reported in Switzerland that the found gold bars on a train belonged to a Ghanaian diplomat.

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The government has been accused of harassing voters who traditionally don’t work for the New Patriotic Party.

GHM News Network