Social Commentator, Allotey Jacobs has insisted the National Democratic Congress (NDC) won the 2012 elections due to sympathy from Ghanaians after the sudden departure of the late John Evans Atta Mills.
According to him, it was the first time the country had experienced losing a sitting president, therefore, out of sympathy Ghanaians decided to vote for John Dramani Mahama who was then the Vice President.
This comes after claims that the NDC fared well in the 2012 elections without their founder, Jerry John Rawlings’ support. However, Allotey Jacobs dispelled the claims insisting the NDC only won due to the shock and sympathy Ghanaians had from Prez Mills’ death.
“You can’t build the party without the founder. As you see Rawlings like that, he has influence in the party very well. I came here to tell my party that we will lose most of our seat in the Central Region if care is not taken but they tagged me as an NDC and true to my word, we lost most of our seats,” he said on Asempa FM.
He added, “the 2012 elections was out of sympathy. Yes it’s a fact that…a young man as a Vice President who doesn’t know anything then all of a sudden he hears his boss is dead. It was a surprise to him, he wept. All these things help and it helped. People had sympathy for him. The reality dawned on us in 2016. So it is important to learn your lessons so that you start to build the party”.