The 2020 general elections was indeed a keenly contested poll as many surprises, shocks, flips and inconsistencies happened. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo was declared the winner of the most heated and anticipated presidential election. The NDC have challenged the final verdict announced by the EC on grounds that it was a flawed elections with figures skewed in favor of Mahama's bitterest contender.
Many incumbent Members of Parliament lost their seats as well and many new faces were welcomed into the political fraternity to serve the nation and represents their constituents. Dr. Bernard Oko-Boye, the Deputy Health Minister and Member of Parliament for the Ledzokuku Constituency in the Greater Accra Region on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party lost his seat to his opponent from the NDC. It was a shocking development as many could not believe how he lost his seat despite his startling performance during his first tenure.
In the late hours of yesterday, December 18, 2020 Dr. Bernard Oko-Boye was interviewed on Asaase Radio's Townhall Talk to discuss the post election matters and his plans after losing the big seat to the NDC. He congratulated his successor for the victory and pledged to work hand in hand and stay in touch with his constituents despite losing. "Does he have plans to come back next 4 years?", that was the question asked by the host of the program.
Dr. Oko-Boye revealed that his opponent never spoke about his thoughts for the constituency yet he won the elections. That shows how politically savvy my constituency is; he did not have a superior policy or program to me.
Accounting for his defeat, he indicated he's not surprised because his constituency has many people who vote for NDC by default. He indicated that most people voter for the Umbrella and not the NDC candidate. According to him, many felt they need a change for no reason.
"I am from a place where people choose NDC by default. I did many projects but I lost. I have relatives who are NDC. I say without shame that my mom was an NDC and when you ask her why, she had no idea. She would say Dr, we were born into this."
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