The National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku has predicted that Ghana would in the near future will become a one-party state if the NPP becomes a ‘united’ party.
NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo finally secured the presidency after a third time, beating the incumbent, President John Mahama with 53.85 percent of valid votes cast.
President Mahama who ran on the ticket of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), secured 44.40 of valid votes cast.
The NPP also won 169 Parliamentary seats as against the NDC’s 104 seats. It also won six regions including swing regions of Greater Accra, Eastern and Western Regions.
The NPP is currently contesting the results of eleven parliamentary seats in the Brong Ahafo and Western Regions.
One of the main campaign messages of the NDC in the run up to the December polls was that the NPP was a disintegrated political party.
President John Mahama of the NDC constantly claimed that now President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo lacked the capacity to unite the country as he was leading a party which had suspended its elected National Chairman and General Secretary.
The President told chiefs in the Eastern Region that Nana Addo would destool chiefs who criticize him when he ascends the highest office of the land since he does not accept dissenting opinions.
The NPP, Sammy Awuku said recorded this ‘impressive result’ despite claims by the NDC that the NPP is not a united party.
“And this leaves me to wonder, if a divided party can win 170 (169) seats with 53.8% presidential, then if we become united, Ghana will be a one-party state," Sammy Awuku said on Peace FM's Kokrokoo Programme on Friday.
Giving reasons for the loss of the NDC, the NPP Youth Leader said the party engaged in excessive propaganda during the electioneering campaign including preying on the health of the NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo.
“The NDC just went for the same template Goodluck Jonathan and his party used against Buhari in Nigeria…they called him sick man and ISIS candidate but still Nigerians said they like him and that was the same thing Ghanaians said to the NDC that they still liked Nana Addo…,” he said.
He further thanked the youth of the country for being vigilant on Election Day and also sacrificing their time to campaign for the NPP.