The popularity and winsomeness of former President John Dramani Mahama, in respect of the 2020 Presidential election, is set to undergo test this November, when a project to collect one million signatures from Ghanaians wishing him back as President takes off.
A group of Ghanaians who say they are already disillusioned with the scandal-prone Akufo-Addo government and have undertaken to carry out a nationwide assessment of President Mahama’s approval rating are calling it the “1 Million Sankofa Voices (1MSV) project.
“Ghanaians are (sic) calling on His Excellency John Dramani Mahama and the NDC to come and rescue them from this cancerous and substandard government.
“It is on this backdrop that the 1 Million Sankofa Voices Project is being launched to collect signatures of 1 million Ghanaian voters across all 275 constituencies who are tired of the incompetence of the current government and will like to compel His Excellency John Mahama to contest for the NDC flagbearership so that he will rescue Ghanaians from this severe hardship and monumental cluelessness,” a statement signed by Mallam Yahaya, National Coordinator, and Evelyn Ajao, Deputy National Coordinator of 1MSV, said.
According to the statement, the move has been inspired by regret and disappointment that the NPP government, led by President Akufo-Addo, who has mostly appointed family and friends as state actors, has brought to Ghanaians.
The same Akufo-Addo government has also been overrun by corruption scandals, with the government proliferating in scandals that has come to be derogatorily known as “One month, One scandal.”
According to the 1MSV group, the project to test President Mahama’s approval rating will start on 1st November, this year, with the group collecting signatures from around the country, starting from the Ashanti Region.
“The project will kick off in the Ashanti Region, the NPP’s stronghold, where we intend to get not less than 200,000 signatures from 47 constituencies. The project will proceed to other regions and will have constituency coordinators across every constituency in the country.
The project will officially start on November 1, 2017 and is expected to end on or before February 1, 2018.”
According to the group, an official petition would then be presented to the office of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama within four weeks after the conclusion of the project, if his approval rating is high.
The Republic can report that the 1MSV already has signatures of Mahama Ayariga, MP for Bawku Central; Dr. Clement Apaak, MP for Builsa South, and Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu, secured.