On 7th Dcember, 2016, Akufo-Addo won the elections by beating John Mahama with 53.85% of the total valid votes cast, against Mahama’s 44.4%.
Many analysts who sought to explain Akufo-Addo’s victory attributed it to factors that include the general trend of public disaffection for sitting governments that have served 8 years in government, impunity and the perception of massive corruption in the NDC government among other things. 72-year-old Akufo-Addo, a lawyer, had earlier made two unsuccessful attempts at the presidency.
However the aspiring National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr. Fred Amankwah-Sarfo has said that, the defeat of National Democratic Congress is as a result of pride of the previous government officials.
He said this in response to the question “what did you do right and what were the lessons you learnt from NDC’s defeat” asked by the host Nana Yaa Boaponsem Agyeman of the morning show Eboboba on Homebase tv.
According to Mr. Amankwah-Sarfo, the government officials of the previous government were unable to show humility towards the citizens who voted them into power.
“You must learn how to serve and be humble” he added.
He went further to explain that his party officials have learnt a great deal from the defeat of NDC in the 2016 elections.
“We have learnt how to be very humble. We know that the citizens put us in power to serve therefore we must show humility in our service” he said.
He also revealed that, there have been some bad nuts among the government officials
“but they have all resigned” he said
The former Deputy Minister for Agriculture, William Quaitoo earlier this year resigned for what many have described as ethnocentric comments about people from the three regions of the North.
Meanwhile The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is held a thanksgiving ceremony to celebrate its victory in the December 2016 elections.
Source: Maryan Abena Oteng/hbtvghana.com