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What happened to Obama will happen to Mahama – Okudzeto Ablakwa
From: Ghana/Myjoyonline.com/Jerry Tsatro Mordy          Published On: November 7, 2012, 08:53 GMT
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What happened to Obama will happen to Mahama – Okudzeto Ablakwa

President Mahama and Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

Deputy Information Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa believes one of the useful lessons the Ghanaian electorate can draw from the US elections, is to give President John Mahama a second term in office.

President Obama beat his Republican challenger Mitt Romney by securing the 270 Electoral Colleges needed to secure a second four-year term in office. With Florida's 29 electoral votes still undecided, Mr Obama won 303 electoral votes to Mr Romney's 206.

Speaking Tuesday on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM transmitted live from the US Embassy in Accra, Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa said a lot of the problems confronting the USA were created by the Republicans and therefore, the electorate felt it was not fair to quickly bring them back after four years.

He, therefore, anticipated the outcome of the US elections would be replicated by the Ghanaian electorate and give President John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress administration, the mandate for a second term as the US has done for Obama and the Democrats.

The North Tongu Parliamentary candidate for the governing party believes the December elections will favour the NDC as has been the trend in outcomes of US elections and how they impact those of Ghana since 1992.

“Those who are superstitious believe anytime democrats win, NDC wins and this has been happening since 1992. I am not superstitious but it is a good feeling that what keeps happening will happen,” Mr. Ablakwa maintained.

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