#GhanaDecides: Pundits tip Akufo-Addo to win
By John Eche
As #GhanaDecides on December 7, pundits are tipping incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo to win, The Difference can report.
Akufo-Addo who was first elected President of the Republic in 2016 after previous unsuccessful attempts, has in the past four years run a government that several political observers say has largely addressed some of the fundamental issues of concern to the Ghanaian people.
Notable among his success points they say is the strong action taken to normalise the electricity generation and supply situation in the country. Also notable are the administration’s work in the area of employment fighting that has seen the composite unemployment numbers in the country drop from 11.9 percent in 2015 to 7.3 percent in 2019. Other programmes of the administration that have been generally well-handled in the view of pundits are the free Senior High School Education Programme and the One Factory, One District project.
But the election is not expected to be a walk in the park with Akufo Addo’s principal challenger, former President John Mahama, also driving a hard campaign.
One point of contention is the management of the Coronavirus pandemic which the opposition says has not been very diligently handled. Another sore point is the ant–corruption fight which the administration is also being pilloried as not having done enough.
In response however, Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia has said that the Akufo-Addo administration has dome more than several other administrations in taming the scourge of corruption, noting that it had pressed charges against some 40 suspects.
One other presidential contender in the testy race is the widow of former President John Jerry Rawlings, Agyeman-Rawlings.
President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana