After three rounds of voting, the presidential elections in Ghana are over, and a winner has been announced. Akuffo Addo, the best man, lost to Atta-Mills, the better man. Obama and the Democrats brought back NDC and Rawlings while McCain’s embarrassing loss signalled the end of the NPP season. Refer to Ghanaian Politics 101 if you don’t know what I’m talking about.
I’m not versed enough in politics, let alone Ghanaian politics, to know what this means. Is this good or is it bad? Will Ghana continue to change for the better in the next four, or eight years, or have we seen our heyday? Atta-Mills promises “Change for a better Ghana” and now he’s saying he’ll be “a leader for all”. Yawn, I wonder where I’ve heard that before. Ghanaians are such copy-cats! Will our new-found oil soon to generate revenue next year (2010) cause problems like that which we see in Nigeria? Questions, questions.
It has been less than 24 hours since the elections have been finalized, and it seems things are quiet. Yes, the NPP camp is sad – it was a close election after all. I just hope for the sake of the country that the transition is peaceful.