The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), President John Mahama believes the opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) agitated posture ahead of the polls is only foreshadowing its defeat.
According to him, the NPP knows it is staring defeat in the face, hence the consistent criticism of the credibility of the Electoral Commission (EC) and its processes.
The NPP has taken swipe at the EC over some key issues including the proposed e-transmission of election polling station results and the Commissions handling of the re-registration of deleted NHIS voters as ordered by the Supreme Court.
But speaking on his campaign tour in the Western Region, President Mahama used a football analogy to espouse NDC’s confidence and the perceived anxiety of the NPP ahead of the polls.
“When two teams are about to play a match, you will notice that the winning team is always calm but the other team that perceives defeat will always complain. They even go to the extent of attacking the referee, complaining about the pitch and the ball.”
“We in the NDC know we will win, we are very calm and well composed. Because we now we will win this match, we do not care about the ball, the goal post or the pitch,” he explained.
‘As for us, we like peace’
President Mahama also reiterated the NDC’s commitment to a tension-free campaign period and election.
“This election is about insults and about unnecessary arguments. It is about peace and you all know that we in the NDC are very peaceful. We are not like others who say all die be die.”
“Just like the late Professor Mills said; as for us, we like peace. What we need in this world the most is peace because if you do not have peace, you can have anything. You cannot even have developmental projects,” he added.