I sometimes worry Mahama might lose 2016 election – Bawa Mogtari
The Campaign Spokesperson for the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) Joyce Bawa Mogtari has disclosed that privately sometimes has thoughts of President John Mahama possibly losing the upcoming December 7 elections running through her mind.
Ghana goes to the poll in about three weeks in what has been described as crucial election for both President John Mahama and largest opposition Flagbearer, Nana Akufo Addo.
Whereas President Mahama in the event he loses the election will become the first president under the Fourth Republic to be voted out of office in his first term, Nana Akufo Addo is also most likely having his last attempt at the Presidency after two earlier failed attempts in 2008 and 2012 elections.
Mr Mahama in his first term in office has been credited with massive infrastructural development across the country such as construction of roads, schools, hospitals among others which his supporters have said is unrivaled in the country’s political history.
Some political watchers have said this creditable performance will most likely win him votes in the impending poll.
But the Spokesperson for his campaign, who’s also the deputy Minister of Transportation, Joyce Bawa Mogtari in an interview on Starr FM Wednesday, in response to a question by Host Nii Ardey Clegg whether she privately sometimes worry that the NDC will lose the election said:”That is a normal thing all the time, you are in power…you know you’ve done all the things that it takes to retain power, you do know that President Mahama deserves a second term in office, above all you know that your job depends on President Mahama being retained in office. So certainly, every now and then, you are doing something and you know this is great, we are almost there, then you ask yourself we need to get this done…you are always thinking about all these things and certainly I think every individual in politics in our part of the world more than anything does have moments where you actually pinch yourself and ask, are we doing things right, are we almost there and this will be with you until the elections are finally declared.”
She added: “But I do think that President Mahama has credited himself very well, he’s actually led this country with a lot of humility but I do think that for most Ghanaians they’ve been most appreciative of the efforts he’s put in despite the challenges he’s faced in his time as President. He’s listened whenever there’s been complaints and I think for some of the challenges even, we need to own them as Ghanaians and work to improve them as we go ahead. So I’ve no doubt that despite the challenges we face in terms of the acrimonious electioneering campaign going on presently, that he’ll definitely succeed and realize his ambition of becoming President for a second term.”