Mahama got 95% in NDC primaries while in power and lost, so what’s special about 95% in opposition?-Akufo-Addos’ lawyer asks

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 Lawyer & Counsel to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Kow Essuman says there is nothing special about the 95 percent win for former president John Dramani Mahama in the February 23, 2019 opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primaries.

According to him, the former president garnered the same 95 percent in the party’s presidential primaries when he was in power, but lost the general election to President Akufo-Addo, after obtaining 44 percent of the votes in the 2016 general elections.

The Ivy League trained lawyer who is qualified to practice law in England and Wales, New York and Ghana took to his Facebook Wall and questioned what percentage the former president and now NDC flagbearer will obtain in the 2020 elections, now that he is in opposition.

He writes ‘’how smart are you? A man obtains 95% of the total votes cast during the presidential primaries in his own party whilst in power, and in the general election, obtains 44% resulting in a loss and exit from power. If two years later that man obtains 95% of the total votes cast during the presidential primaries in his own party whilst in opposition, what percentage is he likely to obtain in the next general election in two years?

In summary:

95% = 44% whilst in power

95% = [??]% whilst in opposition

Support your answers with evidence and appropriate arguments’’.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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