Ghanaians who are impatient for next year, 2016 presidential elections have started comparing the Nigerian elections scene to ours as we have similar scenario between the two opposition parties in Ghana.
This particular elections in Nigeria and the results therein seem to show a starting trend in Africa where the "old-age" and apparent frailty of the opposition candidature does not adversely affect the votes amassed.
This is a sheer observation which may not necessarily mean much, but you never know. Refer to point 1 above.
Coincidence much? Or maybe not, both Mahama & Goodluck took over their respective seats of power after the death of the sitting president. A friend says, "the way they both came, is how they would both leave".
Does this explain it?
A pundit on CITI FM, an Accra based radio station, listed "pity-votes" as one of the main reasons why Buhari won. Pity votes refer to the votes a candidate amasses after the populace believes it's time to give him/her a chance after numerous failed trials
In Ghana, the circumstances were more bizarre, leading to a seven month long court case, where "pink sheets" and others came into play after NPP, Ghana's main opposition party cried of a "gargantuan" rigging.
This may be subjective but, GYEEDA, SADA and very lavish President's daughter's weddings may change your mind.
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