The 2016 All People’s Congress flagbearer Hassan Ayariga has said although he endorsed President Mahama in the 2016 elections, he knew the NDC candidate was going to lose.
He said President Mahama’s campaign was doomed to fail because the disconnect between the party and the grassroots was glaring.
This disconnect became obvious to him after he found out that out of the 200 people who came to register to join his six-month-old party daily, 90% were defectors from the NDC.
He said he founded his party largely from NDC defectors who felt sidelined. Providing further evidence to back his claim of a despondent NDC grassroot, he said the 2016 election results validate his views.
According to him, the NPP largely maintained its 2012 votes but the NDC lost at least a million of its 2012 votes.
Yet before the election, Hassan Ayariga, disqualified by the Electoral Commission, endorsed the NDC incumbent John Mahama.