A Key member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), lawyer Sam Attukwei Quaye who is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Project Management Practitioners Ghana (IPMP) is predicting a second round in the 2020 general elections and claimed the National Democratic congress will win with 55.65% margin afterwards based on a secret document in his possession.
According to him, the document which is also in possession of the NPP leadership depicts a gloomy picture for the New Patriotic Party as it goes into the 2020 general elections. He cited the abysmal performance of the Akufo Addo government in the Banking and Finance sector, Communication, Trade and industry, Road and the Petroleum sectors of the economy as some of the things that would bring the government down. He said many Ghanaians especially Ashanti’s and Kwawu natives have lost so much money from the collapsed banks. Besides the MENZGOLD brouhaha has also caused many Ghanaians, especially NPP sympathizers to lose so much money” These people are peeved and have decided not to vote so you can imagine the number hovering around 1 million. The apathy alone will push the elections into second round. The NPP members of parliament have also performed abysmally. “After lobbying the constituents to vote for them, then they went into hiding and couldn’t promote development in their constituencies. So this will also work against their fortunes. NPP is likely to lose majority in parliament. On communication, the former Municipal Chief Executive for Amasaman said the decision by the government to increase the communication tax also known as talk tax from 6 to 9 percent has seriously added to the woes of the people and could affect the fortunes of the government”, he said .
On trade and industry, he said the closure of the Nigerian border and the failure of the government to secure the retail sector of the economy for the local traders has heightened tensions in the country and could affect its fortunes in the election. He also said the high unemployment rate as a result of the closure of the seven indigenous banks could affect the chances of the NPP in the 2020 elections. He revealed that the ever increasing price of fuel from 15ghc in 2017 to 26ghc in 2019 will be the game changer for the NDC.
The ever increasing price of petroleum products he said has made the NPP government unpopular and would affect their chances. In additions, the bad road networks across the length and breadth of Ghana that have been ignored by the government would cause their failure in the coming elections. Lawyer Samuel Attukwei holds a master of law degree in international law from the Cyprus Institute of Marketing. He is a graduate of the Ghana Law School where he obtained a qualifying certificate and a certificate of enrolment on the role of lawyers. He holds an LLB, law from the Mountcrest University College, Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) specialty in project management from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science &Philosophy, university of Ghana, Legon, O’level from the Accra Academy and A Level from the Apam Secondary school in the Central region of Ghana