Why President Mahama Does Not Need Ebo Quansah’s Vote- Part I


In the words of Prophet Muhammad, as rendered in simple English, “a day under a just leader is better than sixty years of worship…” (Bayhaqi/Tabarani).

The typical Ebo Quansah, who has demonstrated both in deed and words that, he sees nothing good in President John Dramani Mahama, was at his best, wasting his time and energy to write many parts of one article, captioned, Why Ebo Quansah Won’t Vote For Mahama – Part I and II.

By inference and based on antecedent, he is going to vote for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), it is his choice and is entitled to it. My problem is with him, is his reasons and why he decided to make it public, without offering one reason, why he think, Nana Addo is a better candidate.

The true definition of foolishness is to do the same thing repeatedly and expect a different result, since 2008, Ebo Quansah, has been voting for Nana Addo, whose votes has since been dwindling, yet Mr. Quansah still believes, he is a better candidate than Mr. President.

It is either he is steep deep in ignorance or as blind as he is, he is failing to see reality unfold before him, time and time again.

I did not expect to read anything different from what he wrote; he tried desperately to rubbish the mammoth attendance at the campaign launch of the NDC in the Central regional capital, Cape Coast.

What has the number people who turned up at the launch, got to do with the sitting capacity of the stadium, in fact I can’t think far.

Now read him; “At places like Chorkor, the coastal enclave in Accra, where Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuiye, Mayor of Accra, has set base in his quest to enter Parliament while still at post, asphalted roads are replacing the worn-out road network. At Adabraka, Asylum Down and Osu, which form the base of the Osu Korley Constituency, asphalted roads are popping up. The sight is friendly to the eye, I must confess.

What is not so friendly to the economy of the State of Ghana is the source of funding for these roads. On the billboards erected to advertise the construction of these roads, is the shocking reality that money is being sourced from the Cocoa Roads Project of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD)”.

Dear Mr Quansah, as the lawyers say, you cannot approbate and reprobate. Where the funding come from is not relevant, for as long as the roads are being constructed.

The dance of the hen, can never appease the hawk, no matter how well President Mahama performs, it doesn’t matter whether or not he is able to arrest inflation and bring it to single digit as promised, Mr Quansah, the doubting Thomas, will never vote for him.


I will not vote for Nana Addo principally, because I see him rightly or wrongly as a very divisive figure. I sincerely believe that leadership is not only about moral rectitude and personal honesty, but it is also a lot more about being able to reach out across the board and find acceptance and credibility among members, who share the same conviction.

Paul Afoko, Kwabena Agyepong and Sammy Crabbe on my mind.

Nana Addo, sadly remains and indeed gives the impression of being a grand master, who only believe in divide and rule. A look at his political party the New Patriotic Party today tells the story better.

The NPP is almost completely staffed, headed and peopled by a particular ethnic group and attempt is made at every point to silence any dissenting view.

I will not vote for Nana Addo, because I want a leader with credibility and ability. Nana Addo, lacks both. He is seen as a desperado, who just wants power without knowing what to do with it, he carries himself as if it is his birthright and no one should lay claim to it for as long as he is alive.

I will not vote for him, because I am sick of him. I will not vote for Nana Addo, because I do not want this country I love so much to go back to the days of state sponsored persecutions and persecutions which the erstwhile NPP regime headed by President John Agyekum Kufuor engaged in.

I will not vote for Nana Addo and the NPP, because I want our national treasury to be in surplus always and used for the development of the country and not to buy expensive gold chains as President John Agyekum Kufuor did, and hang them around the necks of the people who aided him to steal and loot the nation’s wealth..

More importantly, I will not vote for Nana Addo, because I know that he has absolutely nothing to offer this country, except sorrows, tears and pains, a trinity of ills that we have had enough of under former President Kufuor.

President Mahama is calm, calculated and collected. He has constantly articulated his vision of Ghana for the next four years.

A country, where corruption is not just talked about and tinkered with, but well ameliorated and rooted out of our society.

A country producing, transmitting and distributing over three thousand megawatts of electricity and thus triggering increased investments, increased production, increased spending, increased GDP and increased per capita income.

I will vote for President Mahama, because he has invested heavily in health and education, especially in primary and tertiary healthcare and education.

The president sees Ghana as his Constituency and hence ensures a total and complete sense of belonging by all Ghanaians.

President Mahama is not intimidated by the labour agitations, nor is he ready to give in to their archaic, outdated and growth negating tendencies.

I will vote for President Mahama, because unlike his predecessors, he is committed to privatizing the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to individuals and institutions that can better run it.

President Mahama, believe that governance can be made right, made good and government made to work for the governed.

Integrity has been so scarce amongst humanity, and more so amongst politicians. How lucky we are to have found this scarce commodity free of charge
in President John Dramani Mahama.

Therefore, brothers and sisters, fellow countrymen, for the sake of accountable leadership, for the sake of ours and our children’s future, and for the sake of good conscience, let’s keep sentiments aside and vote for president Mahama to continue transforming Ghana and changing lives.

Change is already happening, it is a moral duty/responsibility for which posterity will hold us accountable and we must not disturb the balance of
power by voting for a despot, a divisive leader and one who thinks, it is either him or this country must burn.

It is my fervent hope that, Ebo Quansah, will not always settle for the next best; he too like millions of Ghanaians, will also go for the best.

He has about four months to change his mind or if he is sleeping wake up from his slumber.

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