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General News of Thursday, 7 December 2017


I will booze to mark NDC’s defeat anniversary – Former MP

Former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament has chosen an unconventional way to mark one year of his party’s defeat.

Hon George Kofi Arthur, former MP for Amenfi Central in the Western region said he will booze to pacify his soul which wept after the gargantuan defeat of the NDC in the 2016 general elections.

The motive for this, he indicated is because the outcome of the elections taught that indeed human beings are the most dangerous creatures on earth.

Exactly a year today, President John Mahama lost to presidential elections to opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Though incumbent, he managed to poll 44.40 percent of the total votes cast as against 53.85% by then opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Three-time lucky New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader, Nana Akufo-Addo polled 5,716,026 to beat incumbent President John Mahama who had 4,713, 277 Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei announced Friday evening.

This humiliating results shook the foundation of the NDC with many notably members expressing shock.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Thursday, Hon George Arthur said he now has second thoughts about the people around him.

He cited how chiefs, opinion leaders, celebrities and others pledged their unflinching support for John Mahama yet did not vote for him.

The former Amenfi Central MP said they including President Mahama spent all their resources to run an expensive campaign because they were certain of victory in 2016.

This notwithstanding, Hon. George Arthur said the NDC is more than capable to recover from the shock and win the 2020 general elections.