Opinion: Mahama should stop daydreaming; 8-year rule cycle is not cast in stone

‘Everyone goes for eight years’ has become the mantric expression of Mr. Mahama and his assigns.

To the extent that Sammy Gyamfi repeated same on television should tell us that this is the mindset of the opposition party.

If the convention has been that everybody goes for eight years, why was Mr. Mahama adamantine to win the 2020 elections? If he himself believes in this eight year cycle, why did he contest against President Akufo-Addo in 2020?

Moreover, when Mahama was contesting in the 2016 elections, the NDC had been in power for two terms. If his newfound analogy meant anything to him, why didn’t he stop contesting in the first place?

The eight year cycle is not cast in stone. If your stewardship satisfies the masses, irrespective of the number of terms a party has been in power, your mandate will be renewed.

One of the many flaws of John Mahama is his inconsistent positions on the same issues. He welcomes something when it suits his convenience but parries it away if it doesn’t benefit him.

Ghanaians will vote for whichever party or presidential candidate they have confidence in, a leader who can best lead the country and build a better system for the people now and the next generation of Ghanaians.

It is not a permanently fixed or firmly established rule that every political party is given eight years to rule in Ghana. We believe that the NPP has done enough to warrant another tenure in office if we market our wares very well.

Written by: P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.

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