LET THE FIGURES AND THE TRENDS SPEAK, AND LET THE VILE PROPAGANDA LOSE THE ELECTION
1992 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS
J.J. Rawlings won with 2,323,135 votes=59.44%
Adu Boahen trailed with 1,204,764 vote=30.8%
*1996 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS*:
J.J. Rawlings won with 4,099,758 votes=56.41%
J.A. Kufuor trailed with 2,834,878 votes=39.01%
*Note*: Upon all the Rawlings’ incubency advantage and his supposed charisma, he dropped his 1992 percentage build-up of 59.44% by 3.03%; from 59.44% to 56.41%·
*2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS (Round I)*:
J A Kufuor led by 3,131,739 votes=48.17%
J E Mills trailed with 2,895,575 votes=44.54%
J A Kufuor won with 3,538,990 votes=57.4%
J E Mills trailed with 2,627,110 votes =42.6%
*Note*: Whereas J A Kufuor augmented his first round percentage build-up from 48.17% to 57.4% (+9.23%), Mills dwindled his first round percentage build-up of 44.54% to 42.6% (-1.94%)
*2004 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS*:
J A Kufuor won with 4,524,074 votes=52.44%
J E Mills trailed with 3,850,368 votes=44.63%
*Note*: Upon all the much-touted popularity and his ‘So far so good’ mantra cum his incumbency advantage, he dropped his first term percentage build-up of 57.4% by 4.96%; from 57.4% to 52.44% (-4.96%).
Mills on the other hand augmented his last runoff percentage build-up of 42.6% to 44.63% (+2.03%)
*2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS (Round I)*:
Nana Addo led with 4,204,073 votes=49.32%
J E Mills trailed with 4,070,889 votes=47.76%
J E Mills won with 4,521,032 votes=50.23%
Nana Addo trailed with 4,480,446 votes=49.77%
*Note* J E Mills augmented his first round percentage build-up by 2.47%; from 47.76% to 50.23%.
Nana Addo on his part augmented his first round percentage build-up marginally by 0.45%; from 49.32% to49.77%
*2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS*:
J D Mahama won with 5,574,761 votes=50.7%
Nana Addo trailed with 5,248,898 votes=47.74%
*Note*Nana Addo dropped his percentage build-up of 49.77% to 47.74% (-2.03%)
The above figures and trends conspicuously show that all the presidents drop their percentage build-ups in their second term bids.
Rawlings dropped from 59.44% in 1992 to 56.44% in 1996.
*Reason*: some NDC faithfuls and some floating voters became fed up with the prevailing vile propaganda and mediocrity hence disillusionment set in. This led to carpet crossing and voter apathy.
Kufuor dropped his first term percentage build-up of 57.4% to 52.44% in second term bid.
*Reason*: The hikes of petroleum prices, the adoption of HIPC initiative and its attendant propaganda by his political opponents, made some floating voters give up in him.
Mahama is bound to lose between 3% to 6% of his first term percentage build-up of 50.7%. In 2016, Mahama will get between 44% and 47% and lose the election either through first round defeat or runoff defeat.
*Reason*: A lot of NDC sympathizers and floating voters are disgruntled and disappointed in Mahama’s handling of Dumsor, high officialdom-corruption, unprecedented high utility tariffs, high rate of youth unemployment, rampant occurrence of microfinance scams, government’s inability to settle NHIS service providers, inability to pay students’ feeding grants, to mention but a few.
All these challenges will lead to voter apathy on the parts of NDC sympathizers.
All that NPP need to do is to police the process of the election well to avoid rigging.
Again, some propagandists who call themselves pollsters often say that, Nana Addo’s percentage build-up keeps on reducing. It is nevet true. He started with 49.32% to 49.77% and then dropped to 47.74% in 2012. We all know what happened in 2012.
Mills started with 44.54%, dropped to 42.6%, increased to 47.76% and to 50.23· Hence it is also never true that Mills never had a drop of percentage points.