A political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr.
Kpesah Whyte, has said that the assessments of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) by former President John Rawlings may bring back supporters who may not have voted for the NDC.
He said: “The former President’s comments might in a way bring some of the people who are die hard supporters of the former President and may want to sit on the fence in the election rather might bring them back to consider their position.”
The founder of the NDC, Rawlings in an address to the Volta Regional House of Chiefs on Wednesday noted that the emergence of John Mahama has added a spark to the governing party and has brought on board possibility of also winning the election.
Speaking to Citi News
Whyte opined that “the former President was right in saying that there was some apprehension, self fear and some uncertainty.
The passing [of President John Mills] obviously brought some goodwill and the person who took over him that is President John Mahama himself has some affability and also is seen more or less as a uniting personality.”
In a related development, the Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (FONKAR) has said the statement by the former leader should not be considered as an endorsement of President Mahama.
The Director of Operations for FONKAR, Ernest Owusu Bempah told Citi News
, “people should not draw their own conclusions thinking that President Rawlings has endorsed President Mahama.
The statement that he made is based on facts that during the time of President Mills, the morale in the party was down and looking at the circumstances, divine intervention has brought back the party’s spirit; that doesn’t mean that he has endorsed him.”