Why John Mahama won Ghana's 2012 Elections - #GhanaDecides

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Sun Dec 9 2012, 18:59:00

I shared some quick thoughts on why John Mahama even after campaigning for a few months beat out Nana Akufo Addo who campaigned for 2+ years on my Facebook profile and a friend encouraged me to write a blog post. I wanted to share my analysis of why Johnny Digital Mahama won. Some of the points are serious and some aren't so serious. Cos Why So Serious? If you followed my blog from the start, you'd know I named my blog "Why So Serious". Yeap, picked it from the Batman movie.

It's clear many people voted for John Mahama the person vrs Nana Akufo-Addo rather than the NDC versus the NPP. Nana Akufo Addo is not liked very much in Ghana for his "arrogance and elitism". Ask around.

I'll allow my namesake to share a quick Nana story ((8th paragraph) on the arrogance bit. He might have gone around the country 3 times but I bet Ghanaians could see through him as they met him. The NPP with its property-owning democracy and Republican-ish ness makes it appeal more to the rich and elitist folks in Ghana. The poorer folks, not so much? And we all know who makes the majority.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Lesotho:   Army in 'Possible Coup Attempt' (news)
Deutsche Welle
30 August 2014

Soldiers in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho have seized police headquarters and surrounded government buildings, officials say. The unrest comes after police banned a planned anti-government ... [read more]

Senegal:   Health Minister Confirms First Ebola Case (news)
Agence de Presse Sénégalaise
29 August 2014

A young Guinean infected with Ebola virus has been quarantined at the Hospital Fann of Dakar, the Minister of Health and Social Action, Awa Marie Cole Seck announced Friday. [read more]

Africa:   African Endeavours in Chungking Mansions - Portrait of a Hong Kong Hub (news)
ThinkAfricaPress
28 August 2014

Becoming a success in Hong Kong isn't easy, but for many African traders the potential to earn big makes it more than worth the effort. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!