Majority Leader Urges Ghanaians to Reject NDC's Mahama in 2024 Elections

Majority Leader Afenyo-Markin urges Ghanaians not to vote for Mahama, citing lack of new ideas compared to NPP's Bawumia. NDC's Ghansa criticizes Akufo-Addo government's "abysmal failure" in addressing Ghana's challenges.

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Majority Leader Urges Ghanaians to Reject NDC's Mahama in 2024 Elections

Majority Leader Urges Ghanaians to Reject NDC's Mahama in 2024 Elections

Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin has called on Ghanaians not to vote for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Mahama, in the December 2024 presidential election. Afenyo-Markin argued that Mahama and his running mate, Jane Opoku Agyemang, offer no new ideas compared to the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) potential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

Speaking at a recent event, the Majority Leader claimed that a Mahama presidency would likely result in a lack of urgency in governance due to his single-term limit. "Mahama's single-term presidency would likely diminish the sense of urgency in governance, as he would not be vying for re-election," Afenyo-Markin stated. "Mahama and his running mate, Jane Opoku Agyemang, have nothing new to offer compared to the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) candidate, Dr. Bawumia," he added.

Afenyo-Markin further criticized the NDC, claiming that the party has not changed since losing the 2016 election by over one million votes. He pointed out that Opoku Agyemang, who is part of the NDC's ticket, was a member of the previous government and advised against implementing the Free SHS policy. "The NDC's running mate has not been able to start a single infrastructural project in her home region, the Central Region, while the NPP government has established landing beaches across the country, including in the Central Region," Afenyo-Markin asserted.

Why this matters: The upcoming December 2024 presidential election in Ghana is a significant event that will shape the country's future. The choice between the NDC's John Mahama and the NPP's potential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, represents two different visions for Ghana's development and governance.

In response to Afenyo-Markin's comments, the Deputy Minority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament for Ada, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansa, criticized the Akufo-Addo-led NPP government for failing to uphold Ghana's democratic principles. Ghansa called for the government to apologize to Ghanaians for their "abysmal failure" in addressing the country's challenges.

Key Takeaways

  • Afenyo-Markin urges Ghanaians not to vote for Mahama in 2024 election.
  • Afenyo-Markin claims Mahama and Opoku Agyemang offer no new ideas compared to Bawumia.
  • Afenyo-Markin criticizes NDC, claiming party has not changed since 2016 loss.
  • Upcoming 2024 election is a significant event that will shape Ghana's future.
  • Minority MP Ghansa criticizes NPP government for failing to address Ghana's challenges.