4 things Mahama has been up to since he lost 2016 elections to Nana Addo
The NDC lost the 2016 general elections to the New Patriotic Party despite the 'massive' infrastructural works that Mahama campaigned on
The NDC lost the 2016 general elections to the New Patriotic Party despite the 'massive' infrastructural works that Mahama campaigned on.
Whiles many in the party still wonder if the results of the elections would have been any different, some say the difficulties that had been created in the economy by a 3-year power crisis, were too significant to expect any more than what the party got in the general elections.
Then candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo polled 5,716,609, representing 53.84% of the votes cast to secure victory over then President Mahama, who despite incumbency advantage only managed 4,713,277 votes, representing 44.40%.
The NDC’s lost after the elections have been characterised by some grievances and chaos in the party.
Pulse.com.gh takes a critical look at happenings of John Mahama since he lost to Nana Addo.
Blaming Mahama for NDC loss
The first thing to look at is the accusations and counter-accusations levelled at John Mahama for causing the defeat of the NDC.
Some top party hierarchy are blaming some Mahama’s appointees for their defeat.
Launch of his book
Mahama resumed his book tour for his highly talked about autobiography, My First Coup D’état: Memories from the Lost Decades of Africa, across Africa.
In 2012, ex-president Mahama published his book, My First Coup D’état and concluded a four-city launch programme in the United States of America. The main launch of the book took place at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York on Tuesday, 10th July, 2012.
He later launched the book in Nairobi, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria after losing to the NPP.
Mahama meets former Ambassadors, High Commissioners
He has held a meeting with former non-career High Commissioners and Ambassadors who served under his administration.
John Mahama had previously met with ministers in his administration where he told them to hold their shoulders high because they delivered to the best of their ability in spite of the fact that they lost the 2016 elections.
Mahama leads Commonwealth Observer Mission for Kenya's elections
He has been assigned to lead a 15-member Commonwealth Observer Group to monitor and report on the August 8, 2017 general elections in Kenya.
This was the 5th Election in the East African country since 1991 when it ended its one-party state rule.
He successfully monitored and reported on the peaceful elections in Kenya which saw incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta winning his second term.
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