A Governance Think Tank, Coalition for Democratic Governance (CDG) has revealed through a survey that the Akufo-Addo administration will lose the 2020 elections.
The Convener of the Civil Society Group, Dr. E.K Hayford told the media in Accra that the NPP does not stand the chance to win the impending elections in 2020 due to the numerous corrupt practices which have characterized the Akufo’s administration fifteen months into the reigns of governance.
Dr. Hayford emphatically mentioned the furor and talking points which marred the 2.25 billion Bond scandals, BOST saga, Parliament bribery scandal, allegations of extortion at the Presidency, amongst loads of scandalous allegations which have characterized the government.
He also chronicled a plethora of unfulfilled promises such as ; the construction of one village ,one dam, One billion dollars per constituency, One district , one factory, as well as collapse of small scale mining activities by government.
Dr. E.K Hayford further stressed the implementation of the Free Senior High School Policy alone by the government cannot be used as yardstick to determine the outcome of the 2020 general elections.
He aver and questioned “67 ministers of state taken rent allowances of Ghc90, 000 is it not a waste of funds”
He stated “the period where market women clamored for change is over and the common man on the street is suffering”.
Dr. Hayford avowed the government is being selective in the resolved to stem corruption.
He revealed that sections of the citizenry are of the mindset that, public servants and officials milking the state are from the stock of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
A perception he alluded does not augur well for the fight against graft in the country.
A move according to the academician has left many expressing disappointment in government for engaging in selective justice.
He hinted the organization has spoken to a number of persons to illicit their views about pressing issues of the country in recent times and the responses are not in favor of the ruling administration.
The former senior lecture at the University of Ghana Legon said, contrived perceived hardships in the country should not be downplayed by the Akufo-Addo led regime. Because he has interacted with a number of taxi drivers as well as ordinary people on the streets and is quite astonishing that not a single individual has a positive inclinations towards the success of the government.
He quizzed “A team of level 600 students can put together software for a simple digital address but it cost the government some 2.25 billion, is it not a worry”
On the raging issue surrounding the frequent increments in fuel products by petroleum regulators, he bemoaned the incessant fuel price hikes could also have dire consequences on the fortunes of the government amidst contrived information circulating in the media about corrupt practices and financial malfeasance.
He admonished government to despised concentrating on the past NDC government on matters relating to perceived corruption and reverts to the era of 1993 to 2018 in order to be in adherence to fairness.
This according to the learned Dr. gives room for the Special Prosecutor to act without fear or favor.
Dr. Hayford schooled that, corruption is divisible hence the need for a level playing field.
He posited “There must be a radical change in the approach to deal with ineptitude by the government if they want to retain power in 2020″.