NPP may lose Dec 7 elections - Lydia Forson
According to Ms Forson, the NPP is banking on the general perception that people are frustrated with the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and because of this, want change.
“But this assumption and the insistence that all Ghanaians should feel this way coupled with the campaign they’re running is why I believe they may probably not win the elections,” she stated.
The award-winning actress noted that the NPP was looking at the country through the eyes of the opposition, but they should understand that “your Ghana isn’t everyone else’s Ghana, meaning how you see the country isn’t the way everyone else does”, adding: “Because of this perception, they’re mistakenly campaigning against members of the ruling party and anyone else who doesn’t support this claim, instead of campaigning to them.”
The Perfect Picture actress, in a write up on her blog, noted that because of the NPP’s mindset that every Ghanaian is frustrated with government and must see Ghana through their lenses, “their following are quick to fight and attempt to silence anyone who doesn’t share in this feeling of frustration, forgetting that the whole purpose of a campaign is to appeal to voters and not bully them into voting for you”.
“Their confidence in this perception is also why the outcome may not only surprise them but create unnecessary tension if they don’t win,” she added.